The relationship between low testosterone level and diabetes in men is an important issue. Many people around the world suffer from diabetes.
Studies show that low testosterone may be a sign of poor health. It also shows that the testosterone levels were consistently lower in a diabetic man, as compared to the men who is a non-diabetic.
Obesity could also be the reason behind low testosterone level. However, the link between low testosterone levels and diabetes doesn’t mean that low testosterone actually causes diabetes. It is a possibility.
Those with less levels of testosterone have higher risk of having diabetes. Lower level of testosterone in many men is generally related with insulin resistant or a reduction in insulin sensitivity.
When a person has insulin resistance, the body produces insulin, but it doesn’t use it properly. And if the body doesn’t use insulin properly, there is an accumulation of glucose in your blood which was earlier used to get absorbed by the cells but because of the insulin resistance it doesn’t get absorbed and get carried away by blood throughout the body.
This resistance of insulin by the body leads to many health problems and can cause type 2 diabetes. It is also found that there is an inverse relationship between the body mass index, BMI and testosterone levels in men.
When BMI increases, there is a downfall in the level of testosterone level of men with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Pituitary gland is responsible for producing hormone, which triggers the production of testosterone in the testes.
There’s an inverse relation between diabetes and low testosterone in men. Men who have low testosterone level have higher risk of getting diabetes and those men with diabetes are more likely to have low testosterone levels.
Men with lower level of testosterone often have insulin resistance (when a person body ability to respond to insulin is compromised somehow) which means their body needs to produce more quantity of insulin in order to keep the blood sugar level. There is a moderate difference in testosterone level between men with diabetes compared to the men without diabetes. The magnitude to the effects of lower testosterone level could be some other chronic diseases as well.