FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Aysun Dauti Isiklar, Sibel Ocak Serin

Abstract


Introduction: An increase in diabetes mellitus (DM) causes different complaints and concerns. This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to test fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels in patients presenting with erectile dysfunction (ED).

Materials and Methods: The patients included in the study were divided into two groups. Test group X consisted of 92 male patients who were referred to the urology outpatient clinic with the complaint of ED and did not have a previous DM history. Control group Y was formed with the same number of patients who applied to the internal medicine outpatient clinic for other complaints.

Results: The mean FBG levels were 133.7 ± 77.3 mg/dL in the group with ED and 102.7 ± 24.3 mg/dL in the control group. There was a significant correlation between the two groups in impaired fasting glucose (IFG) values (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Therefore, the measurement of fasting blood sugar is an essential diagnostic step in evaluating patients with ED.


Keywords


fasting blood glucose, erectile dysfunction, diabetes mellitus

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