Studies suggest that sexual dysfunction is frequently associated with diabetes in men and in experimental animals.45 Many of these problems result from diabetes-induced changes in the vascular system as well as in the peripheral and central nervous system that are related to changes in endocrine function.46 Numerous studies have documented abnormalities in testicular function and spermatogenesis in diabetic animals.47 In addition, studies demonstrated reduction in the activity of ATPases and phosphatases in the epidermis and in spermatozoa.48 Impotence, infertility, and retrograde ejaculation have been described in diabetic men, but the etiology remains unclear. The reduction in the fertility of men with long standing diabetes, by affecting spermatogenesis, seems to be similar to the effects of diabetes on the ova.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.