Prevalence of self-reported erectile dysfunction in people with long-term IDDM.

Cruickshanks Lab // Kleins Lab // Publications // Feb 01 1996

PubMed ID: 8718433

Author(s): Klein R, Klein BE, Lee KE, Moss SE, Cruickshanks KJ. Prevalence of self-reported erectile dysfunction in people with long-term IDDM. Diabetes Care. 1996 Feb;19(2):135-41.

Journal: Diabetes Care, Volume 19, Issue 2, Feb 1996

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report is to examine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction and relationships to other characteristics in men with younger-onset diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a population-based cohort study in southern Wisconsin, prevalence of erectile dysfunction was measured based on self reports in men who were 21 years of age or older, were < 30 years of age at diagnosis of diabetes, had 10 or more years of diabetes, and were taking insulin (n = 365).

RESULTS Of the study group, 20% reported a history of erectile dysfunction. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction increased with increasing age (from 1.1% in those 21-30 years of age to 47.1% in those 43 years of age or older, P for trend < 0.0001) and with increasing duration of diabetes (P for trend < 0.0001). Erectile dysfunction was associated with presence of severe diabetic retinopathy, a history of peripheral neuropathy, amputation, cardiovascular disease, a higher glycosylated hemoglobin, use of antihypertensive medications, and higher BMI.

CONCLUSIONS These data suggest that tighter glycemic control and careful selection of antihypertensive medications might prove beneficial.