Men diagnosed with diabetes have much higher levels of erectile dysfunction because of the close links between the physical changes that cause diabetes and erectile dysfunction.
Getting a regular strong erection depends on:
- healthy blood vessels
- a responsive nerve network
- good testosterone levels
- and a healthy sex drive
And all of these are affected by metabolic changes that cause diabetes, which damage blood vessels and nerves, lower sex drive and reduce testosterone levels.
For a full account of how these links affect your erections, see ED Links to Diabetes.