Low Testosterone Levels Linked To Type 2 Diabetes In Men, St
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The objective of this study is to study association between testosterone and diabetes in Kashmiri males.

A total of 300 males with Type 2 diabetes visited an outpatient and inpatient clinic at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, Srinagar. The blood sugar and HbA1c, which are the markers of diabetes, and sérum testosterone levels were measured. The blood samples from both the cases and controls were collected.

-- Out of 300 subjects, 42% had a testosterone deficiency. A relationship between type 2 diabetic males and healthy males was observed, and testosterone levels were determined to be significantly lower among diabetic males when compared to healthy males.

-- Then, they compared diabetic markers among testosterone deficient and normal testosterone level groups; the mean fasting plasma glucose and glycated haemoglobin levels were significantly higher in the testosterone deficient group than in the control group.

-- To elucidate the relationship between the serum total testosterone level and fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c values, Pearson's correlation test was performed.

-- Fasting plasma glucose levels and HbA1c values showed a significant negative correlation with serum testosterone levels among diabetic males.

Conclusively, this study shows that diabetes causes low testosterone levels among males, and lower testosterone levels can act as a marker for diabetes. Thus, with timely intervention, mortality and co-morbidity associated with diabetes can be prevented.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34033292/