Prevalence and associations of erectile dysfunction in a sample of Italian males with type 2 diabetes

Giuseppe Derosa, Davide Romano, Carmine Tinelli, Angela D'Angelo, Pamela Maffioli

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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a sample of type 2 diabetic patients. As secondary endpoint, we evaluated the levels of some adipocytokines in patients with and without ED. Material and methods: We enrolled 220 males affected by type 2 diabetes mellitus. We administered the IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function), SAS (self-rating anxiety scale) and SDS (self-rating depression scale) questionnaires. We evaluated body mass index, glycemic control, fasting plasma insulin (FPI), homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR), lipid profile, sexual hormones, adiponectin (ADN), resistin, retinol binding protein-4 (RBP-4), visfatin, vaspin. Results: 52.9% of patients were affected by ED. Patients with a HbA1c 1c was >7% (53mmol/mol). Patients with ED had higher levels of triglycerides, and higher levels of FPI, 9.9μU/ml vs 8.2μU/ml (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-335
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Insulin resistance
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine(all)


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