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New testosterone deficiency diagnosed amongst diabetics

According to recent scientific findings, testosterone deficiency is common amongst type 1 diabetic men as well as those with type 2 diabetes . The findings indicate that insulin resistance directly affects testosterone levels amongst men.
The research was conducted by a team at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Mathis Grossman was reported in the diabetes news as commenting: “As testosterone deficiency may contribute to impaired performance, mood, and libido, as well as have adverse impact on cardiovascular risk, these findings demonstrate the presence of a significant and unrecognized problem among men with diabetes . Our findings of insulin resistance as a potential determinant of reduced testosterone levels may represent an important avenue for intervention.”
Almost 600 men with type 2 diabetes and just under 70 men with type 1 diabetes were studied. By taking blood samples, the research team was able to measure testosterone levels. The research will be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in May.

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