Our expert says:
Ageing and Sexuality expert
You must be feeling so powerless and less attractive. So few health care providers prepare their patients for the sexuality changes that accompany a disease such as diabetes - and no doubt no one told you that your penis size and shape would change.
A common side effect of diabetes is erectile dysfunction. This is because the disease negatively affects the nerves and inner lining of the penis - the epithelium. This results in poor blood flow. Thus erection problems. Taking a PDE5I , such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis may not be working for you for a number of reasons. Each one of these drugs is safe and highly effective thus it is not the pill that does not work.
Firstly it really helps to get your blood sugar levels under control. IT is vital to get your entire life style well managed- you should not be carrying extra weight, should be exercising regularly, no alcohol, no smoking.
Then discuss with your specialist which of the three PDE5I's he/she will recommend for you. Then you have to discuss dosage and HOW to take this drug.
If over time you do not get good results with this drug, then injection therapy is highly effective. Your doctor will know all about this.
There really is a way to restore your erections- but you must do it through your doctor and follow advice well.
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