Men's Health

Study Explains Connection Between Low Testosterone and Diabetes Risk

Study Explains Connection Between Low Testosterone and Diabetes Risk

Doctors have long known that men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. For the first time, researchers have identified how testosterone helps men regulate blood sugar by triggering key signaling mechanisms in islets, clusters of cells within the pancreas that produce insulin. The findings, co-authored by Tulane University researchers, were published recently in the medical journal Cell Metabolism.

Yes, Diabetes Can Affect Your Sex Life

Yes, Diabetes Can Affect Your Sex Life

One of the main sexual problems men with diabetes can sometimes face is the inability to have an erection. Damage to the vascular system can impair blood flow. If the blood vessels aren’t functioning properly or if an artery is blocked, not enough blood will travel to the penis, making it difficult to get an erection.

Men Need Health Check-ups, Too

Men Need Health Check-ups, Too

Yep, guys, it’s time to face facts. Just like women, you need to see your doctor regularly. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure, for example, is to have it checked. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. Simple blood tests can check for these conditions. Here are other reasons to make that appointment: