The connection between type 2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction in Taiwanese aboriginal males

M. D. Shi, J. K. Chao, M. C. Ma, S. K. Chiang, I. C. Chao

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a growing global epidemic, especially among aboriginal Taiwanese. This study aimed to identify the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED), markers of endothelial function, serum testosterone level and type 2 DM in aboriginal Taiwanese. Data were obtained from a baseline survey of 240 aboriginal adults. Their demographic data, presence of type 2 DM, markers of endothelial function, serum testosterone and ED status were assessed. The mean age of the samples was 51.62±7.76 years. The International Index of Erectile Function-5 total score had a mean of 21.99±2.34 and a median of 23; 134 participants had ED (55.8%). The results showed an increased risk of ED for participants with type 2 DM and lower serum testosterone level. Among the predictors of ED, type 2 DM, lower serum free testosterone and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein were significantly independent factors. Interleukin-6 had a negative relationship with ED. The study results suggest there is a strong association between type 2 DM and erectile function among aboriginal Taiwanese that is similar to the general population. This study also supports the idea that type 2 DM, markers of endothelial function and serum testosterone may provide warning signs of ED and, at the same time, an opportunity for early intervention for aboriginal adult male.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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