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Sexual difficulties which women with diabetes may experience

by | Nov 5, 2020 | Articles, Diabetes

How diabetes can harm the body

Diabetes is a serious disease. If it is not timeously diagnosed or controlled, it can cause a great deal of harm to the body. Uncontrolled high blood glucose levels can affect your entire system from head to toe.  

Untreated or badly managed diabetes has the potential to damage the body in many ways such as raising the risk of heart disease, kidney and nerve damage, as well as cardiovascular issues which impede the blood flow to various parts of the body. This includes the genitals which need the support of a good supply of blood to operate properly.

When the blood flow is even slightly reduced, sexual issues may begin to surface in many women, who may not realise exactly why they are feeling the way that they are.

Some of the more common sexual issues women with diabetes may face:

  • Low desire and arousal. When a woman is sexually stimulated, the brain sends a message to the genitals to prepare for sex. These signals often do not arrive if there is nerve damage due to diabetes.
  • Physical sensation. Some women have reported less physical sensation when touched, possibly due to reduced blood flow to the areas which give the pleasurable feelings.
  • Vaginal dryness. High blood sugar can interfere with lubrication during sex, making the sexual encounter feel uncomfortable and even painful. An over-the-counter product can help with this issue.
  • Yeast and urinary tract infections. Diabetic women are prone to these infections because bacteria flourish when sugar levels are high. The infections are often found in the genital and vaginal areas, and seriously irritate the vaginal tissue making sex unpleasant.
  • Depression and anxiety. Coping with diabetes is stressful in itself. Managing medications, following appropriate diets, and daily testing of sugar levels will take their toll. A woman who may also have menopause on her mind will find it difficult to relax and enjoy intimacy.

With all these issues to contend with, at the end of the day, sex just may not seem as sexy as it did before.

Things women can do to reduce the effect of diabetes on their sexual function:

  • Visit the doctor regularly for a check-up to make other factors do not pop up which may make diabetes worse, and impact the sexual issues.
  • Follow the doctor’s instructions to keep your blood sugar levels under control. This will mean taking your meds as directed and checking your sugar with the app available, every one or two days.
  • Follow dietary instructions.
  • Managing diabetes can be stressful, but if you take it seriously and keep to the requirements, you will be able to work through the stress and anxiety you may experience.

Research has shown that although some of the women’s issues may be more complex than those of men, with care most of them are able to be successfully treated.

Is sex good for diabetes?

Studies have indicated that sex is very good for diabetes. It is a form of exercise and is good for your heart and blood flow. Although it has been reported that about 35% of women with diabetes have sexual issues, it doesn’t mean that you have to live with them. There is help to get your sex life going again.

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