Quick moment of little discretion ahead:
I work at an ER and I was talking to one of our nurses today about my diabetes. I tell her how the fear of getting E.D. is enough to keep me on top of my blood sugars.
She tells me that on a previous renal floor she worked on she saw 4 diabetic patients with penis amputations along with a bevvy of other limb amputations due to poor blood sugar control.
She said she'd often see penises with black ulcers like you'd see on an ulcerated foot. "Oh yeah, it's just like any other appendage," she says nonchalantly.
A "penectomy". News to me. I never even considered that to be possible. I've always been paranoid about E.D., but this revelation shook my world.
There's my appeal to fear for the day...if a complete penis removal isn't enough to motivate you into keeping good control then you're not appreciating life enough.