Decreased sex drive and erectile dysfunction
Men with diabetes experience male-specific sexual and urogenital problems. Decreased sexual drive, impotence and ED or inability to either get or maintain an erection long enough to have a pleasure intercourse are some of the common and early urogenital symptoms of diabetes. Diabetic men experience these symptoms at earlier ages and more often compared to those who don’t have diabetes.
The reason behind this: Diabetes causes low production of testosterone, the male sex hormone responsible for libido, erection and other related functions. Lack of energy along with depression in diabetes can also affect men psychologically.