I was reading a interesting article in diabetic living about the relationship between diabetes and intimacy.
What I found interesting was "If your sexual feeling have changed or if intercourse has become uncomfortable, your diabetes could be the cause. Sexual complications can develope when blood glusoce levels remain elevated for months or years. Experts estiamte that 75% of men and 35% of women with diabetes experience some sexual problems due to diabetic neuropathy or never damage. The good new? Research has shown that individuals who achieve good diabetes control(blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides levels) lower their risk for diabetes-related sexual problems."
About 2 years ago sex, and anything related to it, was the last thing on my mind. This caused many, many fights between me and my husband. This was never a problem for the first 9 years we were together. When I found out I was diabetic and how high ALL my levels were it never occurred to me that diabetes was in anyway connected to my lack of intimacy. Now that all my levels are under control we are totally back to the relationship we had for the first 9 years. This leads me to believe, that for me, my diabetes was to blame.
Diabetic living has suggested these website and books for anyone that has questions about the relationship between the two.
Sex, Intimacy and Diabetes
The Secrets of Living and LOving with Diabetes
Sex and Diabetes
I thought this was a very interesting topic and could be effecting more people other than just me. I hope if you feel that this may be a issue for you that this information will help.
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