Androgel's effect on blood sugar readings

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cago
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   Posted 2/17/2006 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I am being watched as a prediabetic and have been having morning readings of between 103 to 113. Sometimes 126.
 
It seems to do much with  what I had for dinner.
 
Recently I was prescribed a testosterone supplement called Androgel to correct low free testosterone levels. I noticed that at about the same time as I started the therapy my morning readings dropped to between 86 and 98, once it was 103.
 
Does anyone know if there is a cause and effect relationship here?
 
Thank you,
 
Cago

Warren
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   Posted 2/17/2006 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cago,
 
Well you're right on the money!! Solvay Pharmaceuticals is conducting a concept trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AndroGel (testosterone gel) 1% CIII, as an adjunct to oral hypoglycemic therapy, in controlling blood sugar levels in men with type 2 diabetes and hypogonadism (also known as low testosterone or low T). 
 
Their study called - DEMAND (DiabEtes in Men on ANDrogens) is the first trial to evaluate the role of testosterone gel in helping manage blood sugar levels in men with diabetes and low T.  So the answer to your question is YES; obviously there is a known cause and effect and its being studied as we speak.  Phase III clinical trials could start as early as this year!
 
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cago
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   Posted 2/20/2006 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
 Warren.
 
Thank you for letting me know about the Angrogel studies. My endo doc never discussed the connection.
 
Where can I learn more about all of this?
 
I would like to find out if lowT causes diabetes? Or vice versa. Or do they both tend to go along with growing older. I am now 65.
 
As always, I am grateful for your comments and opinions.
 
Cago
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