Thank you for your question. Erectile dysfunction is a very common complication associated with men suffering from diabetes. This can be caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy in which the nerves supplying the penis become damaged, therefore causing ED. Another possible could be due to peripheral vascular disease, which affects the blood supply to the genitalia. This first approach to treating this is to optimally manage your diabetes. This would involve maintaining a healthy diet and exercise along with taking your medication or insulin if prescribed. You will also need to see your doctor to have a genital examination and ultrasound to determine if there is any serious damage as a result of your diabetes Please be guided accordingly.
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