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.