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High sugar levels, not on a healthy diet. History of diabetes. Cause for infertility?

My fiance is a type 1 diabetic. Unfortunately his numbers came back last from getting his blood tests and he was at 11 rather than a normal 5-7. He does not eat healthy like he should be, and does not monitor his sugar like he should. Could his lack of excellent care for his diabetes effect the possibilities of us conceiving a child?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Hi there,
Thank you for writing to us.
The answer to your question is YES, an uncontrolled glucose level can not only affect male fertility but can also affect female fertility as well. In fact in about 35% of infertility cases among couples, the male is diagnosed as being infertile with about 20% of cases affecting both partners.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance that your fiance's blood glucose levels should be brought under control as not only can it affect fertility but in the long run it can affect his erection and may make him impotent.
So the bottom line is that he should keep his diabetes well in control because this can not only cause problems with fertility but can also affect other organs of his body and his well being.
Kindest Regards
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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