Most men would do just about anything to increase their penis size – even if they are already blessed with a more-than-adequate endowment. Even more so, men would do anything to prevent the penis from getting smaller. Yes, society’s obsession with the length and/or girth of a man’s equipment continues unabated, despite the fact that factors such as penis health and skill in the sack are of far greater practical importance. And when researching things that may account for a diminishment of penis size, some men find reports that diabetes may be responsible for some loss of size. Is this true? And if so, why?
The short answer
Basically, it is true that there can be a correlation between a man having diabetes and experiencing some loss of size of his organ. That’s not to say that every man who has diabetes has a small penis – only that there is a greater likelihood that a man with diabetes will have a penis that is in some way smaller than it once was.
But what does that mean? If the penis shrinks, does that mean it shrinks both when erect and when soft, or only one or the other? And does the decrease occur in length? Or in girth? Or both?
Understanding that there is not as much hard-and-fast evidence pout there as one might like, here’s what can be said about diabetes and penis size.
If a man has diabetes, there is a greater chance that there will be a decrease in his erect penis; all other things being equal, the diabetes is less likely to affect his flaccid penis. And both length and girth may be affected, although it is likely that length is more often changed than girth.
Diabetes is associated with erectile dysfunction in many men. This is primarily because of the excess blood sugar that is a hallmark of diabetes; cardiovascular issues that impact blood flow are also common among people with this condition.
When there is too much sugar in the blood for an extended period of time, it can cause damage to the nerves. The penis is filled with tingling, sensitive nerves; it is their stimulation that causes erections. But if the nerves and the nervous system are damaged by sugar, there can be lapses between the brain, the nerves and the penis that impact the process of getting an erection.
At the same time, diabetes can weaken the heart, while also causing plaque to build up in arteries and vessels. Both of these factors impact the ability of the penis become engorged with blood during the arousal process. These issues result in an erection that is weak or even nonexistent; and a weaker erection is generally a smaller one – often in both length and girth.
Men who know that they have diabetes need to be sure that they maintain their treatment plan to help manage and control it. And if the plan isn’t working, they need to consult with their doctor to determine if changes are needed.
Furthermore, if a man has not been diagnosed with diabetes but notices his penis size has been dwindling – particularly if it means his erections are not as long and full as they once were – he should bring this to the attention of his doctor. There could be many causes, but if it is an indication of diabetes, he needs to begin treatment as soon as possible.
Diabetes can affect more than penis size, so to help keep penis function in good shape, men should tend to their penis health; that includes using a first rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). If the crème contains neuroprotective L-carnitine, that can help restore loss of penis sensitivity. And one with L-arginine is also recommended, as this amino acid is part of the process that keeps penile blood vessels healthy.