Low Testosterone

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-10-28 21:37:54 -0500
Started 2012-10-28 01:04:56 -0500

I am a 30 year old male and have been type one diabetic for the past eight years.

In past few months I noticed my breast were growing.I was told my testosterone levels were below normal levels.

I never had problems getting an erection, my energy levels are good, I hve not lost body hair and havent gained weight.

I have been under alot of stress due to work and family issues and also since I was told my testosterone levels are low. I am now having difficulties having an erection.

I have recently gotten married and I am wondering if the low testosterone levels will have an effect on my fertility.

I would also want to find out if there is a link between type 1 diabetes and low testosterone levels.

All your commenta will be greatly appreciated.

7 replies

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Ralph 2012-10-28 18:23:39 -0500 Report

I also have low T. It did not appear till after I found out I had type 2. I started having low energy and hot flashes. The Dr. checked my levels and they were very low. I started first with cream then went to shots. Three months later I got checked again and it was still low so they increased the T in my shots. I go back in a couple of weeks and will get it checked again. I am feeling better and having fewer hot flashes but still feel I am low on the T. I have read up on low T and diabetes and it seems they don't know which comes first' but they do seem to run hand in hand. I am 59 and till I had D2 I had no problems with erections. Now I use the pump. It does a good enough job. Good luck in the future.

Nick1962 2012-10-28 18:00:53 -0500 Report

This started in me around age 45, coincidentally when I was diagnosed also. But like James, I have other issues that take priority for me. Of course I've been overweight most of my life and had mumps and an undescended testicle which contribute. No loss of body hair though (wish I would). At my age it's pretty common, but as ryver suggests, at your age definately get it checked out.
In hypogonadism there are 3 levels and each is caused by a different thing. It could be the testes themselves, the pituitary gland, or the hypothalamus. If it's the first, not much you can change there (like me), but the second and third you'd want to watch because the pit and hypo glands are responsible for a good many things also.

draco59 2012-10-28 17:26:25 -0500 Report

Hi, I have low T also, been T2D about 6 yrs., for it out when I start seeing an Endocrinologist. I attributed my ED to my Blood Pressure pills, but they didn't cause my ED, it just happens as we get older… but now I take a shot every 2 weeks… big difference. I would consult your Endocrinologist and it you don't have one, you should…I'm 53, so being 30, there might be something wrong with your Endocrine system…
Good Luck

jayabee52 2012-10-28 01:53:08 -0500 Report

From what I have read low T is often associated with DM of any type. I am t2 and have low T myself. I am 60, have ED and don't have much of a libido.

But actually I have Kidney issues, and my low T isn't very high on my priorities right now.