Sexual Health Q&A

How can diabetic men prevent or control erectile dysfunction?

One of the most important things a man can do is control his diabetes. He should take medications as prescribed and pay close attention to diet and blood sugar readings. Erectile problems should be discussed with a doctor, who can help work out a suitable treatment plan.

Exercise is also important, as it keeps blood moving around the body. This helps blood vessels stay open, lessening the chances of atherosclerosis.

Underlying causes of erectile dysfunction should be addressed.  For example, treating a man’s low testosterone may help his erectile function.

Erectile dysfunction can also be treated with medications, such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.