Men & Diabetes

On 05 June 2020 by Droobi

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Men’s health is not an easy topic, and diabetes-related problems could be life-threatening if not taken care of. 

Some men do not take great care of their health, they may not pay attention to signs until something’s wrong and they don’t go to the doctor…to avoid hearing bad news. 

Men, naturally, store more fat in their bellies, which is a risk factor for diabetes. Hence why men, can get type 2 diabetes at a lower weight, compared to women. Men also tend to have undiagnosed diabetes more often…as they don’t like doctors visits much!

The risk of diabetes complications is similar to both men and woman. Poor diabetes management can lead to heart disease, nerve problems, vision problems, kidney failure, amputation... 

In today’s blog, we will go over few diabetes complications that are unique to men.

Erectile dysfunction: Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection is a common symptom of uncontrolled diabetes in men. Men with diabetes are three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction. Nerves and blood vessels are crucial, so any damage to them can put the process at a disadvantage. Almost 95% of men can be treated successfully!

Other Problems: Nerve damage caused by poor diabetes management can cause other problems for men, such as: Overactive bladder (needing to urinate often), Male incontinence (leaking urine), Urinary tract infections, Retrograde ejaculation (semen is released into the bladder)…

Sometimes for men, it’s not easy to talk about health especially when it comes to sexual and urological problems. However, these problems mean that the blood vessels are deteriorating, and the risk of heart disease and other complications is higher! 

If you have experienced any of these complications, you should know that it is time to change the way you are managing your condition. Also, you might know that uncontrolled diabetes can affect every part of your body. But by regularly collaborating with your health care team, healthy blood sugar levels are very achievable, and complications are treatable and preventable.

Be sure to take advantage of the diabetes care offered by Droobi health. Working with a health coach can help you stay on the safe side no matter what life throws at you.