Understanding Sexual Health

September is World Sexual Health Month, so what better time to talk about a topic that people often feel embarrassed discussing but is an important part of life and relationships.

Diabetes can affect a woman’s sex life. For example, some women with diabetes have less interest in sex because of depression or changes in blood glucose levels that can leave them feeling tired or irritable. Or, intercourse can be painful because of dryness. Some women find it hard to keep their blood glucose on track the week before and during their menstrual period—blood glucose levels may go up and down because of changes in hormone levels.

Men with diabetes also experience sexual health issues. Some men have impotence, also called erectile dysfunction, from nerve and blood vessel damage caused by diabetes. Men with diabetes are also twice as likely as others to have low testosterone levels, which can diminish sex drive.

For both partners, emotional factors can interfere with sexual feelings often leading to, or worsening, sexual dysfunction. These include depression, anxiety, stress and fatigue. You may feel distant or withdraw because you may not feel enjoyment, or you may have a fear of failure when it comes to performing sexually.

It’s normal to feel embarrassed discussing such an intimate and personal issue, but speak with your health care provider, who is a professional that is there to help you, not judge you. Talk to them about medicines or counseling that could help you. Understanding how your sexual health can be affected by diabetes can help you manage this important life issue successfully.

(Taken from American Diabetes Association website)

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  • Writing again & again on sexual health with no solution is irrelevant,please suggest the remedies,if you know,so others younger generation can benefit

  • Totaly Agree with you sir.

  • Hi rksharmakumar,

    You rightly said it. There are umpteen people to talk about problems but very few to suggest solution.

    Almost all problems induced by Diabetes will vanish once diabetes disappears; so also sexual dysfunction.

    I have suggested many sexual dysfunction (Diabetes induced) patients, in this forum itself, to try LWMDR ( appropedia.org/Diabetes_mel... which cured my DM2) to to bring their diabetes under control and to solve their sexual dysfunction problem. Nobody discussed further, probably because it is a delicate issue. The experience all through my life of 60 odd years taught me that a listener will come back and talk if & only if either my suggestion did not work or it caused some problem (surprisingly due to some lapse on their part!!!). Once my suggestion give them expected good result, some take it for granted & some others, when asked by me, say that they do not think & believe that such a high positive change is due to implementing my suggestion!?

    Hence I presume that those who followed LWMDR are benefited by it.

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  • I do agree with you sir but the problem is how to buy long wheat in Europe,Also Dr. tells us to reduce weight to solve ED problem which is not quiet easy when you are 60 with european life style.

  • I have given its botanical name in my list at appropedia.org/Diabetes_mel... Name in different languages. Photographs are there on the RHS of that table. Those can be enlarged by clicking or right-clicking. The talk to some botany people or wheat/grain traders. you will find it.

    If you follow LWMDR strictly, you will see a marginal reduction in weight & a relief from constipation, if it is here. These are bonus packages with LWMDR.

    Once blood sugar is normal without chemical medication, ED will fade out.

  • As admin can you restrict many of the ads appearing as genuine cures??

  • Some who deprive of sexual life acquire diabetes, depression and BP. What is the solution for it?

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