Diabetes and Sexual Health
Men with diabetes are cause of the
sexual problem more likely to experience some kinds
of sexual problems than men without diabetes. The
most common sexual problem is erectile dysfunction,
but premature ejaculation, failure to ejaculate and
an inability to sustain an erection may also be
problems. Erectile dysfunction may occur in men with
signs of other complications from diabetes.
Men with diabetes may suffer from
a temporary loss of sexual desire if blood glucose
levels are high. This often improves once blood
glucose control improves.
Ideally, treatment options will be
discussed with both partners. The particular
determines the treatment. Modern treatment is
effective, relatively inexpensive and safe.
no evidence to suggest that women with diabetes
encounter more sexual difficulties than other women.
Women with diabetes often report a cyclical change
in their insulin requirements related to the
menstrual cycle. High blood glucose levels can have
a temporarily adverse effect on the sexual aspects
of a woman's life. While
diabetes increases the risk of thrush, simple and
effective treatments exist for most problems