The number of people in the United States that are being diagnosed with diabetes has grown at an alarming rate over the past several years. In fact, studies have shown that nearly one quarter of people of 60 already have a diagnosis, while one third of all children born in the United States will eventually be diagnosed with diabetes.
There is a strong link between low testosterone levels and diabetes. In fact, approximately half of all men with diabetes will also suffer from low testosterone levels. Thankfully, the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been shown to successfully prevent, control, and in some cases reverse diabetes related health issues.
Studies have shown that diabetic men receiving TRT have demonstrated improvements in blood sugar levels, lower rates of obesity, and reduced morbidity rates. In short, the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy is allowing these men to live longer, healthier lives. More importantly, it is allowing these men to enjoy a greater quality of life.
The reason for the strong link between testosterone levels and diabetes is that testosterone plays a direct role in your body’s ability to respond to insulin. Oftentimes, men with low T-levels will suffer from insulin resistance. This is when your body cannot process carbohydrates as a result of insufficient insulin production. As a result of an inability to absorb glucose properly, a glucose surplus occurs in the blood. This ultimately results in the need for excess insulin production in order to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
While studies have not been able to conclusively determine whether low testosterone is to blame for the higher risk of diabetes or if diabetes puts men at a higher risk of developing low T-levels, one thing is for sure. The use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy has proven very successful in treating blood sugar issues and other health problems often attributed to low testosterone levels.