Diabetes can affect the nerves or blood flow to the penis (1:51)
Dr. Bornstein explains why diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction and how it can be treated.
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem in men with diabetes. In a recent study, 40% of men with diabetes had erectile dysfunction. If you have ED, it's important to talk to your doctor, because there are a variety of causes (including blood pressure medication and treatments), says William Bornstein, MD, an endocrinologist at Emory Clinic in Atlanta.