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What women should know about diabetes and sex

20th Jan 2020| by Colin Katz
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Good reasons why you should manage your diabetes

If you have diabetes, taking it lightly can lead to devastating health problems, and perhaps even an early death.

Uncontrolled diabetes can cause harm to almost every system in the body. These can include heart problems, a possible stroke, serious eye issues, kidney problems, and poor circulation to the extremities like the hands, feet, and the genitals.

What is not generally known, and most times not even mentioned by doctors, is the negative impact diabetes can have on sexuality.

If your sexual feelings or sexual responses have changed, you may have put the blame on stress, depression, age, or hormones that have gone awry. However, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be putting some of the blame in the wrong place.

Research has shown that many of the problems associated with low libido, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, poor circulation, and damage to the nerves that stimulate sexual responses, could have their roots in diabetes.

Studies have shown that women can lower the risk of diabetes-related sexual problems by effectively controlling blood sugar levels, as well as taking steps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Some sexual problems women with diabetes might experience

Women with diabetic issues may find it difficult to stimulate lubrication, experience orgasm, or even feel sexual desire due to poor blood flow, or nerve damage.

Here are some steps to take to increase pleasure and reduce sexual complications.

  • For uncomfortable vaginal dryness, a water-based lubricant will definitely help.
  • Overweight can cause low self-esteem and add to loss of libido. If you struggle with your weight, studies have shown that losing weight has helped many women feel better about themselves and sexuality. If you find it difficult to lose weight, get some help to create a healthy eating plan that caters for diabetics.
  • If you are on medication for diabetes, some of these meds could have possible side effects which can lead to depression. Depression is a libido killer, and the associated diabetes-meds could only complicate issue, resulting in a vicious circle of even less sexual desire.
  • Visit your doctor if you are battling depression and anxiety, as well as low libido – and have been diagnosed with diabetes. Have a frank and open discussion with the doctor about your medications and other issues which may be pertinent to your sexual problem.

A great many people, both men and women find it very difficult to discuss bedroom issues with others. It may be because of a misplaced sense if pride, embarrassment, or other personal issues. According to sex counsellors, each person handles it in a different way. However, it is important to share these issues with you doctor and your partner.

We can help

If you are greatly troubled by the issue of low libido or sexual dysfunction, whether it be diabetes-related or not, we can help you.

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