Are Men with Diabetes at Greater Risk of Low T?

If you’re living with diabetes, you may take every precaution to help manage the chronic condition. Yet, some men may be unfamiliar with how diabetes can affect other important aspects of their quality of life, including their sexual health and wellness. 

For example, if you’re living with diabetes, you may experience the following men’s health issues: 

  • Low Testosterone (low T)

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Depression

  • Low Energy

  • Obesity

According to the American Diabetes Association, men living with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to experience symptoms of low T than men not affected by this condition. Additional research conducted on the correlation between low insulin sensitivity and low testosterone has further indicated that although obesity among diabetic men can increase their risk of low T, rapid weight gain is not always a contributing factor, meaning men living with diabetes can still experience low T symptoms, regardless of their body mass index (Medical News Today).

If you’re a man living with diabetes and are experiencing symptoms of Low T (low libido, low energy, decreased strength, mood changes, etc.), you may be wondering what you can do to help treat the issue.  

The findings in a 2019 clinical trial, “Testosterone Therapy in Men with Hypogonadism Prevents Progression from Prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes: Eight-Year Data from a Registry Study,” revealed how long-term testosterone therapy can completely prevent the progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes in men living with hypogonadism (or low T) and can also improve glycemia, lipids, and AMS (Aging Male Symptoms) score.

 Key Factors in the Trial:

  • 316 men living with prediabetes and low T were analyzed.

  • Of the total participants, 229 men received parenteral testosterone undecanoate compared to 87 men with hypogonadism who served as untreated control subjects.

  • Metabolic and anthropometric parameters were measured twice a year for 8 years.

  • Within the treated group, 90% achieved normal glucose regulation.

  • Within the untreated group, 40.2% of participants progressed to type 2 diabetes.

What This Means For Men Living with Diabetes:

The research concludes that testosterone therapy may help prevent men from developing type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels.  

Read more about this study or find additional medical research regarding men’s health issues on our website!

Contact EveresT Men’s Health Today 

To learn more about testosterone replacement, contact EveresT Men’s Health. Our team of men’s health experts will discuss your concerns and evaluate your medical history to determine which service is best for you. We currently offer patients testosterone level checks along with a full body composition screening for $50 and accept most major medical coverage plans.

Schedule a consultation with us today at either our Woodbury or Plymouth location!