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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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by Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...