TESTOSTERONE LEVEL IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC MALE PATIENTS 

Hemn Muhammed Mustafa a, Fattah Hama Rahim Fattah band Ibrahim Talib Salih c



a College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. 
b Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region.
c College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.


Submitted: 15/3/2019; Accepted: 16/2/2020; Published: 21/3/2020

ABSTRACT


Background 

The relationship between diabetes mellitus and testosterone level is a remarkable issue, given the fact that diabetes is rapidly -growing disease, the morbidity is more disabling than the diabetes itself. 


Objectives 

The aim is to study testosterone levels in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus in age group of 35-55 years.


Patients and Methods

In this study 100 male type 2 diabetic patients in age group of 35-55 years were assessed by testosterone and HbA1c level estimation along with other clinical variables like BMI, smoking, alcohol drinking status and types of medications.


Results

In the current study among those patients with controlled diabetes, 92.1 % had normal testosterone level as compared to 67.7% of those with uncontrolled diabetes, so there is statistically significant relationship between the control status of diabetes and testosterone level, the P-value was 0.003, while the relation of testosterone level with age of patients, BMI, smoking, alcohol drinking status and types of medication were found to be not significant.


Conclusion

Uncontrolled diabetes is associated with lower testosterone level as compared to those with well-controlled status.



KEYWORDS

Type 2 diabetes, Male, Testosterone.