Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which a person's blood sugar (blood
glucose) is either too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia) due to
problems with insulin regulation in the body. There are two main types of
diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs during
childhood, while type 2 diabetes usually occurs during adulthood, however, rates
of both types of diabetes in children, adolescents, and teens is
More men than women have diabetes in the US, and the disease can affect men differently than women.
Warning symptoms of diabetes that men have and women do not include:
The natural androgen DHT is a metabolite of testosterone. It is a selective androgen because, unlike testosterone, it cannot be converted to estrogens. It is also a potent androgen, binding to receptors more avidly than testosterone. DHT has an effect on several target tissues, including external genitalia, prostate and skin. DHT deficient men have normal muscle mass and are not osteoporotic. In normal men, DHT supplements suppress pituitary FSH and LH secretion, likely causing infertility. As an androgen, DHT is relatively “prostate sparing.” Because of its potency and potential, significant research is being conducted with DHT supplements for androgen replacement.