It's estimated between 35 and 75 percent of men with diabetes will suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) during their lifetime.

Men with diabetes are three times more likely to experience ED than males without, according to a 2014 study published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy.

High blood sugar levels may cause damage to blood vessels and nerves, which can lead to erectile dysfunction, the inability to achieve and maintain an erection. Even with normal hormone levels and a healthy libido, men with diabetes can still experience ED because of the damage diabetes causes to blood vessels and nerves.

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