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Sex and Diabetes: What You Wanted to Know


For an oversexed culture that isn't afraid to push boundaries on TV, in movies, on the radio, and in books and magazines, we're awfully shy about sex when it comes to our health. In fact, even though people with diabetes are at a higher risk for sexual problems, a 2010 study in the journal Diabetes Care found that only about half of all men with diabetes and 19 percent of women with diabetes have broached the topic with a doctor.

And, truth is, many doctors don't feel comfortable prodding patients for details on sexual function. It's why the newly diagnosed quickly learn about eye, nerve, kidney, and heart damage from uncontrolled diabetes, but hardly ever hear how diabetes affects sexual health. It is important for people to be open and honest with their doctors regarding all health concerns—even problems with sexual function. Problems with sexual performance and satisfaction can signal other health issues.

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Diabetes and sex are widely discussed subject. Actually Viagara is very useful to a diabetic male with ED - erectile dysfunction. Thank god they say dysfunction and not failure. Well there are two aspects.

1) t2d is a disease of old age - 40+ and natural ED is likely to occur even without D. There are psychological factors also.

2) D itself is a disease affecting arterioles -smaller arteries and the organs affected are supplied by end arteries i.e. they have no collateral supply. Penile artery is an end artery. In severe cases the penile artery becomes calcified and the person loses potency for ever. A shunt operation akin to CABG is required to correct such deficiency. Also as i have said previously erectile function is an indirect indicator of our coronary arteries health. Good erection means coronaries are healthy. I'm saying indirect so doesn't mean one should not check for coronaries.


How to check coronaries and its remedy?



coronaries can be evaluated by invasive and noninvasive methods.

Non invasive : ecg, tmt, cac scoring by ct angio etc. Thallium/ scinti scanning

invasive : ct angiography.

There may be many others. Cardiologist can help you.


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