3 Most Important Symptoms of Diabetes in Men

It is important for all men to be aware of the peculiar 3 most important symptoms of diabetes in men.

But before we discuss these, let us briefly describe what diabetes is all about:

Diabetes (also known as Diabetes Mellitus)  is  a disease where a person’s blood sugar levels go beyond the recommended limit and this adversely affects healthy functioning of organs and in serious cases results in medical complications in the body.

There are three common types of diabetes namely, Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes that occur in humans, each with varying symptoms and recommended treatment methods.

Here is a brief description of each of them:

Type 1: Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the immune system of the body mistakenly destroys beta cells of the pancreas. Thus, Insulin levels drop significantly leading to uncontrolled sugar levels in the blood stream. Insulin is administered to treat Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2: In Type 2 Diabetes, the body develops an Insulin Resistance which forces the Pancreas to work overtime and produce more Insulin until it gradually stops producing Insulin resulting in increase in blood sugar levels.

Gestational Diabetes: This type of Diabetes occurs in Women during Pregnancy that arises due to interference of Pregnancy Hormones with Insulin production.

The 3 Most Important Symptoms of Diabetes in Men

The symptoms of Diabetes in British Men, symptoms of diabetes in horse men, and symptoms of diabetes in local men can be narrowed to the following prominent conditions that present themselves early on in diabetes patients:

1. Erectile Dysfunction


Diabetes prevents erection of the penis or may result in feeble erections that don’t last long. Since Diabetes adversely affects blood vessels and nerves, the nerves that are responsible for triggering and maintaining an erection are impaired. Blood flow to the penis is reduced, thus causing Erectile Dysfunction.

2. Retrograde Ejaculation


This is a condition(1, 2) when part of the male semen leaks into the bladder and/or fewer than expected semen is released during ejaculation.

3. Urology problems – Bladder Incontinence


This is an unpleasant medical condition when there is human difficulty to either hold back or take control of the discharge of urine. It is commonly caused by Type 2 diabetes.

These 3 symptoms are adequate to sensitize all men regardless of their status concerning diabetes, that is, non-diabetic, pre-diabetic or diabetic. It is strongly advised that once any of the symptoms is noticed, the doctor should be contacted without any delay. Undiagonised or uncontrolled diabetes leads to complications.

Please share with us through the comments section of this blog if you know of other symptoms of diabetes peculiar to men not highlighted here.