Erectile dysfunction (ED) is seen very often in the men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Due to the ability of vitamin D to reduce endothelial damage and oxidative stress, its role in preventing cardiovascular risk has been demonstrated in some studies. Since ED and cardiovascular disease have common pathogenic mechanisms, many studies have evaluated a possible relationship between vitamin D deficiency and ED. Total 120 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were evaluated in this study. Vitamin D and HbA1c values were statistically compared according to International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF-5) scores. 23.3% of 120 patients had mild, 38.3% had mild to moderate, 21.7% had moderate and 16.7% had severe ED. There was statistically difference in vitamin D levels of the patients according to IIEF-5 scores. Also, significant difference was found in HbA1c levels between the patients with severe ED and other groups. Cut-off point for vitamin D and HbA1c were determined according to IIEF-5 score in patients who were divided in to two groups (14.41 and 11.1). A statistically significant correlation was found between both cut-off points and IIEF-5 scores. Our study shows that patients with ED have a vitamin D deficiency and a poor glycemic control.
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