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Diagnosis and Treatment

Getting treatment for diabetes is imperative to prevent progressive damage caused by high blood sugar. It can cause nerve damage, resulting in numbness in a patient’s fingers and toes, and eventually permanent damage of organs and limbs. But the first step is to get a proper diagnosis by recognizing the symptoms and talking with your doctor.



Symptoms of Type I Diabetes

  • Onset is generally sudden
  • Immediate symptoms are due to high blood sugar and include:
    • Thirst
    • Weight loss
    • Hunger
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Voiding (urinating) frequently
    • Impotence in nearly 80% of males who are diagnosed with diabetes

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Symptoms of Type II Diabetes

  • Usually there is a more gradual onset
  • Typical symptoms include:
    • Blurry vision
    • Tiredness
    • Frequent infections
    • Dry skin
    • Urinating frequently
    • Impotence in nearly 80% of males who are diagnosed with diabetes

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Diabetes Treatment

  • Treatment includes:
    • Monitoring blood sugar
    • Exercise
    • Eating healthfully
    • Taking medications as prescribed
    • Getting regular check-ups

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Impotence from Diabetes

Impotence is the repeated inability to get and keep a usable erection to complete intercourse. There are numerous physical conditions that cause impotence such as prostate disorder, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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Impotence Treatment

Impotence often occurs in males diagnosed with diabetes, so it’s important to know that vacuum therapy can be a safe and successful non-invasive treatment recommended by urologists for all causes of impotence.1

Apria carries the Encore® System, which is an impotence treatment device. The Encore® System increases the blood flow to the penis resulting in a rigid erection. A soft comfortable ring is then placed at the base of the penis to hold the erection. Click here to learn more about our services or call (800) 314-0752 if you have questions or are ready to order.

Click here to download the detailed brochure.

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* You may qualify for a complimentary meter based on current manufacturer offers.


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  1. WebMD. Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes. Website accessed July 20, 2011:

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