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Men and Diabetes

Last updated 5 years ago

If you have diabetes, your body's system of making energy from food does not work right. Normally, your body breaks food down into glucose, a form of sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. The hormone insulin helps your body use the glucose. A person who has diabetes has problems with insulin.

The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. When you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin well. As a result, glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. That means your cells don't get the fuel they need to function. And, over time, high blood sugar levels can hurt the organs in your body.

You can have type 2 diabetes for years and not know you have it. Many men don't know they have it until they develop problems such as vision loss, kidney disease, or erectile dysfunction.

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