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Will having diabetes affect my sex life?
Derek LeRoith, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Date Added: 07/03/13

One of the complications of diabetes, unfortunately, is that sexual activity can be affected, particularly in men, but also in women. In men for example, some of the complaints are in fact impotence, difficulty in maintaining an erection, but often the libido is quite normal.
Dr. Derek LeRoith, prior to joining the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005 as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, was Chief of the Diabetes Branch at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This is the largest program devoted to the study of diabetes within the intramural program of the NIH. He has published over 500 original research papers, reviews and editorials and edited a number of books on Diabetes and IGF-related topics. He is also the senior editor of a major textbook on Diabetes, now in its third edition.
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