Sex, hormones & diabetes

The importance of blood glucose control and optimising vascular risk factors in men with diabetes to prevent the complications of ischaemic heart disease, stroke, renal disease and retinopathy is well understood.

Men with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are also at greater risk of sexual and reproductive health problems and it is important that these are also addressed.

A window of opportunity exists for a more holistic approach to men’s health when the reproductive implications of chronic disease are recognised —