How is low testosterone treated in men with diabetes?

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If you have type 2 diabetes, you are twice as likely to suffer from low testosterone as a man without diabetes. If you have low testosterone it can be easily treated by your physician.

As a starting point, take the Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (ADAM) questionnaire. This may be helpful in assessing your likelihood of having low testosterone. Your physician can check your testosterone levels with a simple blood test.

There are several treatment options available such as gels, patches or injections that increase the amount of testosterone in your body. You can also ask about a referral to visit an endocrinologist or urologist who specializes in treating conditions like low testosterone.

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