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Erectile dysfunction is a common condition affecting men with diabetes. Thorough medical assessment is necessary to exclude secondary causes and classic risk factors should be managed concurrently.
- Erectile dysfunction affects more than 50% of men with diabetes.
- Poor glycaemic control and longer duration of diabetes confer greater risk and severity of erectile dysfunction.
- Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors are the first-line pharmacotherapies.
- Treatment failure may be higher in men with diabetes, depending on extent of microvascular and macrovascular complications.