Re: diabetes, and sex life
I am much older than your husband and suffer from the same difficulty....due to diabetes. I have a 20 year history of type II.
I have not tried Cialis, but Viagra and Levitra both give me an erection which is only semi-rigid and does not extend to full length, one which would be almost impossible to use successfully for coitus.
In years gone by, I took some testosterone injections and used Niacin and had good success. But the atherosclerosis in me has advanced and in the last few years, it doesn't work anymore.
I am going to suggest something that is not a pill, and is non-invasive. It is a penis-pump, a vacuum device which is placed over the penis and partially evacuated to produce an erection. Once the penis has achieved usable hardness, a rubber ring slips down off the vacuum device onto the base of the penis and holds the penis engorged with blood.
This device may be used instead of, or in addition to, drugs such as Cialis or Viagra. It is stated to be effective in producing a useful erection in about 90% of men. It is safe and not too expensive.
Although no prescriptions are needed for it, it is good to discuss its use and application with a doctor before spending the money for it.
I began to "practice" with mine as instructed by a urologist and the company who supplied the unit to me (surprisingly, it was covered by insurance, too with the urologist's script) but suffered an injury and needed a surgical procedure in my groin a month ago. So I cannot say what the ultimate outcome of my use of the device will be. But it seems to work in the limited amount I tried before the injury.
Last edited by tfkeel; 10-16-2008 at 04:14 PM.