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my husband is a diabetes patient, of type 2 diabetes. I wanted tooo ask if this disease can cause male infertility?
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Dr. Raveendran SR

Diabetologist, Sexologist, Medical Microbiologist

Yes, diabetes can often lead to male infertility. Being diabetic does not necessarily mean you will become infertile, though it can lessen your fertility significantly. Diabetics often suffer from sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation. These conditions can result in issues when trying to conceive and loss of interest in sex after multiple attempts. Sperm quality of diabetics is also inferior to that of normal men and the sperm has more DNA damage comparatively. It is, therefore, more difficult for diabetics to impregnate their partners than others as the risks of miscarriage and deformities in the child are higher as well. However, do not lose all hope as type 2 diabetes is much easier to control than type 1 diabetes. Lifestyle changes, exercise, diet and herbal remedies can help improve your condition and eventually allow you to father a child.

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