Erectile dysfunction may be common among men with
diabetes: a new analysis of past research finds the
sexual disorder is extremely common among men with
diabetes, afflicting some 53 percent.
Erectile dysfunction also developed about 10 to 15
years earlier in men with diabetes compared to men
without the disease.
Diabetes is estimated to reach 322 million cases
worldwide by 2025, and erectile dysfunction is cited
as the third most frequent complication of diabetes.
The study of data on 88 577 men found those with
diabetes are three and a half times more likely than
men without the disease to have difficulty
maintaining an erection, according to the report in
Researchers aimed to assess the relative prevalence
of erectile dysfunction in diabetes searching major
databases from inception to November 2016 for
studies reporting erectile dysfunction in men with
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Scientists conducted a meta-analysis of the
prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes
compared with healthy controls, calculating the
relative odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs.
A random effect model was applied.
From 3747 initial hits, 145 studies were included
representing 88 577 men (age: 55.8 ± 7.9 years).
The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes
overall was 52.5% after adjusting for publication
bias, and 37.5%, 66.3% and 57.7% in Type 1, Type 2
and both types of diabetes, respectively.
The prevalence of erectile dysfunction was highest
in studies using the Sexual Health Inventory for
Studies with a higher percentage of people with
hypertension moderated the results.
Compared to healthy controls (n = 5385) men with
diabetes (n = 863) were at increased odds of having
Associations between erectile dysfunction and
undiagnosed hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and
diabetes mellitus (2015-10-06)
Diabetes and women's sexuality (30/07/2012)
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High prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes:
a systematic review and meta-analysis of 145 studies