Diabetes has been associated with several complications occasioned by oxidative stress. Identifying the problem is the first step in recommending treatment. Animals were made diabetic by single injection of streptozotocin (55 mg/kg/intraperitoneally). Animals (n = 50) were allocated into five groups: Group 1: Control rats given 0.5 ml of 20% glycerol in 0.9% normal saline. These men will typically take longer to conceive and are more likely to require the assistance of artificial reproduction techniques to do so. Streptozotocin administration successfully resulted in hyperglycemic response which significantly affected serum testosterone level, sperm DNA integrity and DNA ploidy at the end of 36 days. Taurine plays an important role in human growth, especially the development of brain and eyes.
Current evidence suggests that the presence of DM seems to influence functional sperm characteristics. Firm results are, however, precluded due to the significant heterogeneity of the included