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Diabetes Milletus - Provoking Impotence in Men

Diabetes Milletus, a condition in which the body cannot convert food into energy because of a lack of insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas), or because of an inability to use insulin. Diabetes is a serious condition that may cause complications. It also significantly raises the risk for other problems, such as stroke and heart disease. About 17 million Americans have diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious threat to men's health, it is closely related to erectile dysfunction. If you are a diabetic sufferer, be aware. About 50% of men with diabetes have ED because diabetes affects the small vessels of the penis and may also affect its endothelial cells, resulting in reduced levels of nitric oxide.

Patients with chronic diseases may have ED that is multifactorial in etiology. Such patients may have vascular insufficiency, low levels of free testosterone, autonomic and sensory neuropathy, and psychological stress. They may also be taking medications that can reduce potency like Cialis.

Diabetes can occur in anyone. The risk of developing diabetes also increases as people grow older. People who are over 40 and overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, although the incidence of type 2 diabetes in adolescents is growing.

There are two major types of diabetes.
Type 1 (juvenile) - diabetes, the body completely stops producing any insulin, a hormone that enables the body to use glucose found in foods for energy. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to survive.

Type 2 (adult) diabetes results when the body doesn't produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly (insulin resistance). This form of diabetes usually occurs in people who are over 40, overweight, and have a family history of diabetes, although it is increasingly occurring in younger people, particularly adolescents.

A lot of research is going on for the cure both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, especially type 1. There have been several approaches to cure this disorder which includes- Pancreas transplantation, Islet cell transplantation, artificial pancreas development and Genetic manipulation. Each of these face a hell lot of challenges such as preventing immune rejection; finding an adequate number of insulin cells; keeping cells alive; and others. But progress is being made in all areas.

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