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Doctor insights on: The Effects Diabetes Has On Sperm

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Can a person with diabetes donate sperm?

Can a person with diabetes donate sperm?

No: Most facilities have exclusion criteria for semen banks, and diabetes is one of the diseases that generally precludes donation. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Help please! could diabetes cause low sperm?

Help please! could diabetes cause low sperm?

Sperm count: Diabetes can cause a low sperm count - it would be important to get a semen analysis and possibly have the lab look for retrograde ejaculation. This is a situation where the sperm end up in bladder. They can be retrieved by the lab and used with assisted reproduction if needed. ...Read more

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How do diabetes make they're low sperm cells high??

How do diabetes make they're low sperm cells high??

Spelling and grammar: Hi. Do you mean "How do diabetICS make THEIR low sperm cell count go up"? Diabetes per se doesn't cause a low sperm count. You're young to have chronic complications, although it's not impossible. See a fertility clinic, but don't assume your diabetes is what's causing your low sperm count. Good luck! (And practice spelling and grammar). :-) ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause low sperm count?

Can diabetes cause low sperm count?

Yes, it can: Recent researches have shown that men with diabetes have low sperm count. Uncontrolled blood sugar level and fluctuating blood sugar levels lead to low sperm count. In addition, a research shows that semen volume is lower in diabetic men compared with non-diabetic men and that the nuclear dna in diabetic men's sperm cells is more fragmented. ...Read more

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My husband and i are trying to get pregnant but he has diabetes and a heart condition and taking many medications he lost the sperm can he produve mor?

My husband and i are trying to get pregnant but he has diabetes and a heart condition and taking many medications he lost the sperm can he produve mor?

Probably: Obviously, i don't know the specifics of your husband's condition. But in general, neither diabetes nor heart disease should interfere with his fertility (quality of his sperm) or his libido (desire) although long term diabetes can interfere with his potency. (ability to have an erection). ...Read more

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I am male , 30 yrs , suffering from type 1 diabetes . Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low, mortility almost nil.... Help me out ?

I am male , 30 yrs , suffering from type 1 diabetes . Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low,  mortility almost nil.... Help me out ?

Abn sperm, Diabetes: Diabetes like any serious medical problem can affect the sperm. There can be other reasons and the diabetes may not be the problem. I like to think about sperm function and not just count. Some men with low count can have normal function. You need a comprehensive evaluation by a fertility specialist for male infertility (check doc credentials). Treatments are successful even if icsi needed. ...Read more

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I am diabetes 2 and I want to get married but I am worried about myself that my penis doesn't erect and not have enough sperm when I masterbate. is?

I am diabetes 2 and I want to get married but I am worried about myself that my penis doesn't erect and not have enough sperm when I masterbate. is?

Here are some...: What & who you are represent what & who you have been. Aging contributes to most of erectile dysfunction (ED), and diabetes mellitus may add more negative impact to ED and may be related with retrograde ejaculation. To learn how to deal with possible and life from now on, peruse the articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & in the articles in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more

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Side effects of regular ejecting sperm?

Side effects of regular ejecting sperm?

Soreness: is the only direct side effect. Are you having symptoms that you are concerned may be related? ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more