Diabetes in the Bedroom
Is Diabetes Hurting Your Sex Life?
Once diabetes enters your life, it goes with you wherever you go -- even into the bedroom.
About half of all adults with diabetes develop diabetes-related sexual complications. The most common male problems are erectile dysfunction (ED), low testosterone, and premature ejaculation. The most common female problems are vaginal dryness, reduced sexual interest and pain during intercourse. The following slides share information that can help women, men, and couples.
Reviewd by Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N, 06/13.
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Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...