They studied sperm from 27 men with type 1 diabetes (average age 34), and 29 men of similar age without diabetes. The researchers found that diabetic patients had lower semen volume. When the researchers looked at their DNA, they found that high blood sugar caused serious damage to the men’s sperm.
Professor Run Shuang, Director of the Third Ward of Endocrinology of the Fourth Hospital of Harbin Medical University, believes that diabetes can affect the male reproductive process through various channels and mechanisms, mainly causing reproductive endocrine hormone secretion dysfunction, directly damaging sperm development and motility, etc. sterile. Experts suggest that when sugar lovers are ready to become fathers, they should actively regulate blood sugar to minimize the continuous damage of diabetes on blood vessels and nervous system.