DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20182809

Testosterone levels in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Satish Chaudhary, Madan Kaushik, V. M. S. Jaswal, Rajeev Raina, Roshan Thakur, Manish Kumar Thakur, Ritin Sharma

Abstract


Background: To study testosterone levels in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus in age group of 30-50 years.

Methods: In this cross sectional study of 193 type 2 diabetes men aged between 30-50 years, total and free testosterone levels were calculated along with other relevant clinical variables like hypertension, BMI, dyslipidemia, peripheral neuropathy, retinopathy.

Results: The study group had study out of 193 patients 34.7% have low total testosterone levels, 29.53% have low free testosterone levels and 23.3% have both low and free testosterone levels. Maximum number of patients with low total testosterone levels were in the age group between 46-50 years (41.0%) and with low free total testosterone levels were in the age group between 36-40 years (41.8%).

Conclusions: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with low levels of total and free testosterone. Obesity and dyslipidemia are also associated with low testosterone levels.


Keywords


Diabetes, Testosterone

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