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The Connection Between Low Testosterone and Type 2 Diabetes

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Is low testosterone linked to Type 2 diabetes? Learn how you can avoid putting yourself at risk.

When your testosterone levels drop, your entire health and well-being are impacted. A testosterone deficiency can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, low libido, ED, and significant mood changes. While those symptoms are certainly disruptive to your enjoyment of life, low T may also lead to more serious and impactful health conditions like high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. How are low testosterone and Type 2 diabetes linked, and what can you do about it? Read on to learn more about this crucial connection. 

What’s the Connection? 

Clinical studies have shown that male diabetics have lower testosterone levels on average than non-diabetics. This increases the likelihood of testosterone deficiency symptoms in these men, which according to studies, may affect about 40% of male Type 2 diabetics. 

Additionally, hypogonadal patients, or men with a proven testosterone deficiency, have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future than men with normal levels. 

A direct cause has not yet been proven, but many experts suggest that the weight gain that often comes from impaired testosterone function can contribute to the development of Type 2 diabetes. 

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Help

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is used to treat testosterone deficiency and restore optimal health to patients. During this treatment, the “missing” testosterone is replaced with bioidentical testosterone until your levels are in the optimal ranges and deficiency symptoms are alleviated.

TRT can effectively alleviate the symptoms you feel due to low testosterone. This means that TRT can increase weight loss, decrease belly fat, improve ED issues, increase energy, reduce the risk of many age related diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia, provide better concentration and focus, and improve your overall quality of life.

How TRT Can Help Prediabetic Patients 

Studies have also found that TRT can help men with prediabetes, a condition associated with higher-than-average blood glucose levels. The research has shown that testosterone injections in these patients may help prevent or slow down the progression to Type 2 diabetes and in some cases even allow for the discontinuance of Insulin.  

Is TRT Right For You? 

Testosterone Replacement Therapy can be a wonderful solution for men with proven low T. To prove a deficiency, you can meet with LifeXMD physicians who will schedule a physical exam and hormone panel to examine your current condition. Once your deficiency is established, we can customize your testosterone optimization program to help you decrease your likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes and many other age related diseases. 

For All of Your Health and Wellness Needs, Contact LifeXMD Today

LifeXMD is a bioidentical hormone therapy provider that you can trust with all of your hormone, weight loss, supplemental, and aging needs! When you join our trusted family, you gain a support system that you can count on daily. We provide customers with vital medical advice, comprehensive treatment programs, and personalized and attentive customer service in our offices within the states of Florida, Michigan, and Arizona. We do, however, provide Telemed services nationwide which allow us to treat you from the comfort of your home and mail therapies directly to your door. No more embarrassing doctors appointments and pharmacy pickups. We’re significantly less expensive/costly than the brand name medicine due to our compounded medication availability through our FDA licensed pharmacies inside the USA.

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John Kenicott is located in North Palm Beach, Florida, and has over a decade of experience in the preventative medicine and wellness industry.

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