Testosterone & Remission of Diabetes

Testosterone & Remission of Diabetes

Testosterone Causes Remission of Type 2 Diabetes 

There is some very exciting news in the arena of men’s health, particularly with regard to patients who have Type II diabetes and who also have low testosterone. It has long been known that there was a strong association between low-T and Type II diabetes, but until a recent study provided concrete data, it was not known whether an increase of testosterone would have any impact at all on type 2 diabetes. In the first half of 2020, results of a major study conducted on 356 male patients were released. Participants in the study were men who had both low-T and Type II diabetes.

Aim of the study 

Testosterone Replacement Treatment (TRT) has been an acknowledged effective treatment for men suffering from erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depressed mood, low sexual interest, low energy levels, and other low testosterone symptoms for years. Low testosterone in men has left them tired and even exhausted, and in many cases, has even affected a relationship they’re in. In some situations, low-T has affected men’s self-confidence and their overall state of well-being as well, but it was not concretely known whether or not low-T had some kind of impact on blood sugar levels.

The study which was conducted aimed at trying to find out whether there was a correlation between insulin sensitivity and testosterone therapy, and whether or not it would be possible to achieve any kind of remission of diabetes when treating a patient with testosterone. In the study, half the 356 patients were treated with testosterone, and the other half were not treated with anything other than their normal diabetes medications.

The surprising results found that among those patients treated testosterone regularly, a full 34.3% experienced a complete remission of their diabetes symptoms, and 46% of those same patients achieved normal glucose regulation. That amounts to more than one-third of all patients in the study who had a remission of their diabetes.

By contrast, zero of those patients who received no testosterone treatment underwent any kind of remission from their diabetic conditions. There were follow-up checkups conducted for 11 years after the original testosterone therapy treatment, and it was also found that there were fewer deaths due to myocardial infarction (heart attack), diabetic complications, and cerebrovascular accident (stroke) in the group treated with testosterone.


This research study gives promising evidence that testosterone treatment might be able to produce a remission of Type II diabetes, at least in some patients. Since nearly half the patients in the study experienced much improved regulation of glucose levels, it seems safe to say that this is one very possible outcome of testosterone treatment. Anyone who is told that by receiving testosterone treatments, there would be a 33% chance of remission, would more than likely be glad to initiate treatments. The promise of treating this dread disease, at least in men, would seem to be one outstanding reason for seeking testosterone treatments, and start by having your levels checked.

Zachary Lott, NP

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