Testosterone and Type 2 Diabetes

There was a recent mention in the Daily Mail re testosterone and Type 2 diabetes which caught my eye. So for the man in your life and the life in your man, this information could be important!

Researchers believe that a gel made from the hormone, testosterone, if used once a day for six months could help reduce blood sugar by improving insulin levels. How this works is not clear yet but research has shown that 40% of men with Type 2 diabetes have low levels of testosterone. There is the possibility that testosterone therapy could reverse some aspects of metabolic syndrome, which is a precursor to Type 2 diabetes.

How this works is not clear but it’s possible that the hormone helps the cells in the body improve their sensitivity to the hormone insulin, so metabolising glucose better.

Scientists at Odense University Hospital in Denmark are beginning a new trial starting this month to consolidate research from previous studies. Let’s hope that progresses well.

Lizi

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