TYPE 2 DIABETES AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)
A common side-effect of type 2 diabetes is erectile dysfunction (ED) – the inability to achieve or sustain an erection of sufficient rigidity for sexual intercourse.
Also called impotence, ED isn’t fleeting or isolated sexual failure, which many men experience at some point in their life for numerous reasons, including excessive intake of alcohol. Instead, ED refers to erectile failure more than 75% of the time while attempting sexual intercourse. Nor is ED the same as low sexual desire or having problems with ejaculation and orgasm.