Posted by: Peter | 2009-02-11


Diabetes and impotence

I am a Type-1 diabetic, 36 years old and extremely fit. I have a HBA1c of 6.5 and have no other side effects. I am however experiencing ED. Cialis works fine, but I also went through a traumatic period the past few months causing some emotional damage. My question is whether the ED is exclusively due to diabetes or a combination of my mental health as well? If I keep on using cialis, will it work forever, if this problem is caused by diabetes alone?

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert

It seems as if you are really looking well after yourself - excellent glucose control and you are fit. The ED can definitely be due to your emotional stress too. In diabetic patients ED may develop due to neurological or vascular problems. As your problem may be multifactorial it is difficult to predict if the cialis will work forever - there are other treatment modalities available too - depending on the cause of the ED.

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