Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes Risk

A study published in the journal Preventive Medicine, found that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) patients have a 34 percent increased risk for prediabetes suggesting ED is linked to undiagnosed prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in young men under age 40.

Although ED is more common in older individuals with long-term type 2 diabetes, the researchers from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in the US found that 75 per cent of these younger men developed prediabetes or type 2 diabetes within a year of ED diagnosis.

The number of people with T2 diabetes is increasing in every country and among younger age groups with ever rising associated costs for health care systems.

The findings are being viewed as a way to predict the onset of diabetes and perhaps help some people avoid it altogether through preventative measures.

Advocacy Action: Are there measures being taken to meet the rising numbers of people with T2 diabetes, especially younger people being diagnosed? We know that T2, unlike T1, can be reversed in some cases, and around 90 percent of all people diagnosed with diabetes are T2, so does your government have plans to meet this growing challenge?