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Diabetes and female and male infertility

Infertility can be defined as part of a process in which a couple tries to get pregnant in a period of between 6 to 12 months without success. Well, starting from this point, one-third of the cases of infertility comes from the women. Nowadays also the men enter in this case.



Diabetes and female fertility

It becomes a journey to achieve pregnancy with this disease and it can influence the

development of the fetus. One of the causes is the decrease in hormones (estrogen,

progesterone, and testosterone) necessary for female fertility. These hormonal changes cause the absence of menstruation or premature menopause.


If you are thinking about getting pregnant, it is advisable and optimal to have diabetes controlled and avoid complications. We share some tips:

  • Eat a healthy diet, control food and portions.

  • Weight control

  • Daily glucose control. Control of blood sugar level

  • Perform exercise, essential for weight control.



Diabetes and male fertility

In the case of men, diabetes does not cause infertility and it is proven that it does not affect the sperm; however, it affects in other senses, some symptoms are:

  • Erectile dysfunction, one of the most frequent causes

  • Retrograde ejaculation (part or all of the semen flows into the bladder instead of going outside during ejaculation)

It is therefore important that diabetics try to consider being young dads since they are more

likely not to suffer this type of problems.


The genetic factor is important to be able to procreate. In that sense, surrogacy is a viable

option since the surrogate woman has the capacity, has a healthy lifestyle and several tests are carried out to be an option unlike other methods of assisted reproduction. However, it is clear that some people are more likely to have diabetes than others.

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