Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction


Whether you have diabetes or not, erectile dysfunction is a really common condition, and many men will experience it at some point in their life.

There are many names for this condition including impotence, erectile dysfunction or ED, but it is basically when a man is unable to get or keep an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.

There are two known causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

  1. Physical cause
  2. Psychological (Emotional) cause

1.) Physical cause:

Physical causes are such as:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Heart problems
  3. Surgery
  4. Prescribed medication
  5. High cholesterol
  6. Drinking alcohol and Smoking

However, if the problem occurs suddenly, and you are still waking up in the morning with an erection, it is more likely that it has an emotionally related cause.

2.) Psychological (Emotional) cause

The emotional ones are such as:

  1. Stress or anxiety
  2. Relationship problems
  3. Worrying about performance

There are many factors, which may indicate that the problem is likely to be caused by your diabetes. These symptoms generally appear gradually over a period of time.

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

Have you noticed?

  • a gradual deterioration in the frequency of your erections
  • a gradual deterioration in the rigidity of your erections
  • a gradual loss of your morning erections
  • you are unable to maintain your erections


If you have Diabetes and think you have Erectile Dysfunction…

1.) Don’t ignore it

If you think you have erectile dysfunction speak to your doctor.

The earlier it is picked up, the easier it is to treat.

2.) Check out your medication

Some people with diabetes take medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Unfortunately, some medications needed to control these conditions can be a cause of, or contribute to, erectile dysfunction.

However, just because you take certain medicines doesn’t mean you will automatically develop erectile dysfunction.

3.) Keep your sugar in control

And don’t forget, keeping good control of your blood glucose levels will reduce the risk of developing long-term diabetes complications.

4.) Ask about treatment options

Today there are many different treatments available.

Your doctor will discuss these with you and help you to decide which is the right one for you.

They will also discuss any risks, side effects and usage restrictions which may be associated with your chosen Erectile Dysfunction treatment in Singapore.

Try not to worry Impotence can affect your personal relationship, overall well-being and self-esteem. Worrying can make it worse, causing anxiety and stress.

However, be reassured that you are not alone.

This condition is very common and treatable.

5.) It’s better when you’re fitter

Take up more exercise – you’ll feel fitter, healthier and have more energy

6.) Bad habits are bad news

Smoking and alcohol are both bad news – for your diabetes and your sex life. Ideally you should try to stop smoking and minimise your alcohol intake

7.) Speak to your partner

Talk about your concerns and make sure they know that it is a common problem in men with diabetes. Often partners think it is their fault so they may need some reassurance too.

Involve them as much as possible- their support can make a big difference

Other Erectile Dysfunction Related Articles:

1) Electro Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

2) Penis Injection to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

3) Help! My Viagra Does not work.

4) How to treat Erectile Dysfunction after Prostate Surgery 

5) 10 Ways to Improve Your Sexual Performance


For clinic operating hours, please drop us a message at https://mens-health.sg/contact-us/or call at the numbers below.

1.) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Robertson

Men’s Health & Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic

Anonymous HIV Testing in Singapore:
(Don’t require any identification, such as passport, NRIC or contact details during registration. )

Dr Jonathon Ti is currently practising at @Robertson Branch

11 Unity Street
#02-07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

+65 6238 7810

Email: hello@dtapclinic.com

2.) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Novena

Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Julian Ng is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre

Novena Medical Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

+65 6397 2095

3) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Somerset

Men’s Lifestyle Clinic

Orchard Building
#10-08, 1 Grange Road
Singapore 239693

+65 6262 0762

4) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Raffles Place

Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Benjamin Loh is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Raffles Place

20 Cecil Street,
#02-01 PLUS
Singapore 049705

+65 6962 7144

5) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Holland V

Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Julian Hong is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Holland V 

15B Lorong Liput
(Next to Holland Piazza)
Singapore 277730

+65 6235 1339

6) Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @Siglap

Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Edwin Ong is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Siglap 

914 East Coast Road
#01-04 The Domain,
Singapore 459108

+65 6962 2144

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