Sometimes other signs of diabetes in men or cardiovascular disease can lead to mental problems such as anxiety or depression. This can be the cause of worsening erectile dysfunction, as well as other health problems.
Talk to your doctor if you start to feel hopeless, sad, anxious, or worried. If your eating or sleeping habits change, tell your doctor about these symptoms. By taking control of your mind, you can limit the effects of the disease on the rest of your body.
What are other signs of diabetes in men?
Some diabetes symptoms in men are the same as in women. For example, a variety of skin problems can be one of the first signs of diabetes in men.
Poor blood circulation caused by diabetes can cause itching in the legs and feet. You are also more susceptible to bacterial and fungal skin infections when you have diabetes. Take good care of your skin and see a dermatologist when problems arise.
According to the American Diabetes Association, about half of all people with diabetes have nerve damage. When nerves are damaged by diabetes, the condition is called diabetic neuropathy.
In autonomic neuropathy, you will damage the nerves that control basic functions, such as circulation and breathing.
For peripheral neuropathy, you have tingling or pain in your hands or feet. If you have sharp pain or numbness in your hands or feet, let your doctor know. Treating diabetic neuropathy can limit early damage.