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Wed Jan 19 10:04:18 EST 2011

I'm type 2 and I take insulin,if I sex will the insulin effect my partner or the medications
Asked By: whiz616  

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2011-01-21 20:37:31.0

Dear shiz616 Insulin will not affect your partner. It is important to test your blood glucose levels while taking insulin in order to prevent a low blood glucose reaction. This could occur during sexual intercourse. I don't know if you have ever experienced a low blood glucose reaction - shakiness, confusion, sweating, hunger, which needs to be treated with a fast acting sugar such as glucose tablets, 4 oz of orange juice. Insulin should not affect your medications. Talk to your pharmacist about any interactions among your medications.
Answered By: Kathleen Gold
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