Dating a man with diabetes
Contrary to popular belief, insulin and other diabetes drugs don't hamper erections, says Kenneth Snow, M.D., Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center Sexual Dysfunction Clinic in Boston.
Another commonly used method is to self-inject with papaverine."Too many diabetic men think that this is a rare problem and that their doctor will think they are strange if they bring it up," Snow says.Not every man with erectile dysfunction wants treatment. But even these men should tell their doctor about the condition, Snow says.Instead of ejaculating through the penis, their semen goes backward into the bladder.
This doesn't make sex less pleasurable, but a man with the condition may need medical help in order to father a child. If you're a diabetic man who has a problem with erectile dysfunction, don't suffer in silence.
If you can bring your A1C level below 8 percent, your sexual problems may disappear without any other measures, Snow says.