Our expert says:
Diabetes has been shown to
negatively affect male fertility. It can affect sperm counts, motility and has
also been associated with increased DNA fragmentation. Glucose metabolism plays
an important role in spermatogenesis, The best way to overcome these problems
is to ensure strict glucose control. Your diabetes must be well managed in terms
of adequate medication, and lifestyle factors: a healthy balanced low glycaemic
diet, supplementation of essential macro and micro-nutrients, excercise and
weight control is of utmost importance. Additionally assisted reproductive
techniques can be utilised such as sperm washing and intrauterine insemination
or in-vitro fertilisation.
Answered by Dr T Mohamed
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