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Is Diabetes Hurting Your Sex Life?

by Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N

 

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.

Click here to download a printable PDF version of this slideshow.

Reviewd by Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N, 06/13.

 

 


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