Dr. Youssef Kouidrat and his colleagues from the Maritime Hospital in Berck, France, have recently published a report that examines the correlation between type 2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction. According to the study, 50% of men who have diabetes deal with erectile dysfunction. Among men with type 2 diabetes, 65% were shown to struggle with erectile dysfunction.
The study urges doctors and other healthcare professionals to include erectile dysfunction screening in regular exams for men with diabetes. Many studies have suggested that erectile dysfunction may even be an early indicator of undiagnosed diabetes. Medical experts were also urged to conduct a diabetes screening for patients diagnosed with erectile dysfunction.
The study also noted that many different studies have shown very different numbers when it comes to men, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction. Some reported that only 35% of men dealt with the sexual issue, while others showed numbers as high as 80%. This discrepancy could be due to a variety of different factors, including age, type of diabetes, and the truthfulness of respondents in those studies based solely on questionnaires.
These findings were published in Diabetic Medicine on July 18, 2017.