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Mon Mar 18 12:47:50 UTC 2013

type1, severe peripheral neuropathy for8years.HbA1C=12. Have lost ejaculation since2008?Is it reversible?is it because of PN?or Medication.Cymbalta?
Asked By: hisham  
Category: Type 1

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2013-03-22 14:29:28.0

Thanks for asking dLife.

Symptoms of neuropathy include erectile dysfunction. Neuropathy in diabetes increases with time. The longer the nerve has been damaged, more likely the damage becomes and remains permanent.

The best way to prevent neuropathy is to maintain blood glucose (sugar) levels within target range. This will help protect the nerves.

Cymbalta may affect blood glucose levels among some people with diabetes. Each person reacts differently.

Discuss your concerns with your doctor. There may be treatment options available. Let your doctor know all the medicines you are taking.

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