The new facts about male diabetes according to health experts do reveal some interesting insights about type 2 diabetes and how the current methods used to treat and manage type 2 diabetes in men need more study and analysis of the patterns and determinants of health and diabetes in men disease conditions.
Diabetes, especially type 2, is more common in males rather than females. However, females often have more serious complications and a greater risk of death.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated the global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age as 8.5% in 2014. There are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India. The prevalence in urban areas ranges between 10.9% and 14.2% and prevalence in rural India was 3.0-7.8% among population aged 20 years and above with a much higher prevalence among individuals aged over 50 years (INDIAB Study).
In the year 2013 — it was reported that 14 million more men were affected with type 2 diabetes compared to women.
But there are some reports that suggest the cause why Diabetes, strikes men more than women…
Today we could get search results of over 800 plus studies and counting. and several of these scientific studies points to one, single, conclusive answer that many men who suffer from type 2 diabetes are actually suffering from a specific and little known subtype of type 2 diabetes that’s now being called Male Diabetes.
Managing Male Diabetes is as simple as revitalizing a specific hormone in your body. The very hormone central to every man’s biological existence — testosterone.
You may have already known that having testosterone levels even slightly below normal can cause things like:
- Unwanted fat gain
- Feeling worn out
- Weak libido
- Difficulty maintaining muscle mass and strength
- And much more…
Testosterone is your male biological backbone.
There is a strong link between low testosterone and the development of type 2 diabetes. Interestingly raising your natural levels of Testosterone does help reverse the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Prediabetes is a health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. The condition also increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke.
Monitoring the percentage of adolescents and young adults with prediabetes can help determine the future risk of type 2 diabetes. To do this, CDC researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey covering the years 2005-2016.
“The prevalence of prediabetes in adolescents and young adults reinforces the critical need for effective public health strategies that promote healthy eating habits, physical activity, and stress management,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. “These lifestyle behaviors can begin early in a child’s life and should continue through adolescence and adulthood to reduce onset of type 2 diabetes.”
According to CDC –Testosterone: Sometimes having low testosterone (low T) can cause ED. Men with diabetes are twice as likely to have low T than men who don’t have diabetes.
Taking testosterone may help you have normal erections or help ED medicine work better. It can also make low blood sugar worse and increase blood pressure, so make sure to get regular checkups to spot and manage any problems.
Work with your health care team to keep your blood sugar levels close to your target to avoid or lessen nerve and blood vessel damage. The less damage, the better your body will be able to function in every part of life. Healthy habits help you stay in the game – being active on most days, eating healthy food, checking your blood sugar, managing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and going to doctor appointments.
Research shows that adults with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle-change program, including weight management and exercise, can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). Participation in the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in those at high risk. The program, available to those aged 18 and older, is taught by trained lifestyle coaches, and encourages healthy, whole-life changes to help participants address barriers to improved nutrition, increased physical activity and coping mechanisms for stress reduction.
Be sure to take advantage of diabetes self-management education and support services. Working with a diabetes educator can help you stay on track no matter what life throws at you.