Is testosterone the secret weapon against diabetes?

It’s natural for testosterone levels to drop as you age – 1 or 2 per cent each year – and that can leave you feeling constantly tired, depressed and irritable.

Never mind what it does to your sex life.

If you’re thinking about testosterone therapy, some New York researchers have some exciting news: a regular dose of testosterone won’t just help you get your mojo back – it also can help you fight one of the most dangerous diseases around.

A new study published in Diabetes Care found that testosterone replacement therapy not only improves your energy and libido, but it can help protect you against type 2 diabetes.

Researchers at the University of Buffalo gave dozens of men with type 2 diabetes and low testosterone either a weekly testosterone injection or a placebo for 24 weeks.

Just in that short time, the testosterone shots helped improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar numbers by 36 per cent.

Of course, the benefits didn’t just stop with type 2 diabetes. Testosterone also improves sexual function and increases skeletal muscle strength and bone density.

But if you are considering testosterone therapy, remember: Keep away the dangerous synthetic treatments being heavily marketed by Big Pharma.

I recommend bio-identical hormone treatments instead. They’re natural and safe, because they closely mimic your natural supply of testosterone.

Work closely with a doctor skilled and knowledgeable about natural medicine and bio-identical hormones.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Sources:

“Could testosterone therapy benefit men with type 2 diabetes?,” Medical News Today, Nov. 30, 2015

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