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By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-09-04 15:51:56 -0500
Started 2012-08-23 15:24:54 -0500

I'm not hiding behind the "Anonymous" Avatar for this discussion, although some may choose to do so!

What could possibly be that bad, or embarrassing?

Diabetes can cause complications with your sex life!

Does anyone here suffer from diabetes related sexual complications such as Erectile Dysfunction, Vaginal Dryness, or a simole case of the nerves slightly, somewhat or severe?

Me, myself, I suffer from a slight case of Erectile Dysfunction and I was somewhat disappointed when my doctor denied my request for a precription for any type of E.D. Medication due to the fact that I was currently taking Coumadin for DVT at the time.

But once my blood glucose level stabilized, and the Coumadin medication was no longer needed, sunsets never looked lovelier!
(Not to mention that my prescription for Cialis was also filled, ready for use if necessary)

The look on my doctors face was priceless when I first approached him about my case of E.D. by saying to him, " It ain't working!"
"What isn't working?" he replied, and I simply looked down at my waist and all of the embarrassment went away for good!

So how about you?




65 replies

Anonymous 2012-08-27 20:25:17 -0500 Report

Well, I guesse it depends on how long you have been diabetic, your age ect. As a diabetic of more than 30 years aand way over 40 years old, i was diagnosised as a child. The last two years have been my worsed, it is like it is just not appealing to me anymore. I have started some treatment of all natural things that the doctor gave me and we will see what they do.

AF Retired 462
AF Retired 462 2012-08-24 22:29:10 -0500 Report

Got me some AndroGel…took care of that…
Helped with the tiredness too…

MAYS 2012-08-25 18:43:21 -0500 Report

Androgel works great!

genniedevera 2012-08-25 19:23:39 -0500 Report

Hmmmm…I have to Google androgel, I don't know what you guys are talking about…

MAYS 2012-08-25 20:32:09 -0500 Report

Androgel is a topical Testosterone treatment for males diagnosed with low testosterone.

Below is the warning label for topical testosterone:

Testosterone gel may cause harmful effects to people who touch your skin in the area where you applied it. Women and children are especially likely to be affected if they touch skin that has been covered with testosterone gel. If a pregnant woman touches skin that has been covered with testosterone gel, her unborn baby may be harmed.

You must take precautions to be sure that others will not come into contact with testosterone gel that is on your skin. After you apply testosterone gel, you should allow the medication to dry for a few minutes and then put on clothing that completely covers the area so that no one will touch your bare skin. When you have finished applying the medication, you must wash your hands with soap and water to remove any medication that may be left on your hands.

Do not let anyone touch your skin in the area where you applied testosterone gel. If you expect that you may have skin-to-skin contact with another person, you should wash the area very well with soap and water. If anyone touches skin that has been covered with testosterone gel and has not been washed, that person should wash his or her skin with soap and water as soon as possible. You should also tell others to be careful when handling your clothing, bed linens, or other items that may have testosterone gel on them.

If women or children touch skin that has been treated with testosterone gel, they may develop certain symptoms. If a woman who may have come into contact with testosterone gel develops either of the following symptoms, she should call her doctor immediately: growth of hair in new places on the body or acne. If a child who may have come into contact with testosterone gel develops any of the following system, you should call the child's doctor immediately: enlarged genitals, growth of pubic hair, increased erections, increased sexual desire, and aggressive behavior. Most of these symptoms can be expected to go away after the child stops coming into contact with testosterone gel, but in some cases, genitals may remain larger than normal.

Testosterone gel may cause the bones to mature more quickly than normal in children who come into contact with the medication. This means that the children may stop growing sooner than expected and may have a shorter than expected adult height. Even if these children no longer come into contact with testosterone gel, their bones may remain more mature than normal.



Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-24 19:24:51 -0500 Report

Okay Mays, gotta say no problems here thus far, there I said it! (blushing!) lol

MAYS 2012-08-24 20:49:15 -0500 Report

Glad to hear that!
No reason to blush (unless you're naturally shy) it's a sign of beauty and innocence!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-24 19:09:29 -0500 Report

Thankfully, no problems in that area, I will litterally cry if that ever happens:

MAYS 2012-08-24 19:20:33 -0500 Report

I didn't cry, but boy was I annoyed about it, I actually laughed about it because I knew that I had a few other "weapons" at my disposal, I don't know how I would have taken it if I had a "Macho" personality, I probably would have cried in secret!

Troope 2012-08-24 15:16:36 -0500 Report

I have issues from time to time. My personal care physician gives me a script for Levitra which works great for me. Lasts all weekend, I do not take any sort of daily dosage, just as needed. Not covered by my insurance unfortunately.

My wife understands. And we have sat down and talked about it so she knows my feelings, point of view, and how i'm affected.

herigoagain1 2012-08-25 17:42:10 -0500 Report

Like you my insurance won't pay for anything unless I have diabetic neuropathy. Right now that is one thing I don't have luckily. I don't understand how insurance companies get to play God and make these decisions. (lets add some laughter here) I wonder if they would deny themselves if they went limp? Maybe I should wish this upon them so they can live the life too. Maybe living it will make them a little more compasionate about it. Otherwise I am afraid the money hungry insurance companies will never change their attitude. Sad but true. Good luck to us all.

MAYS 2012-08-25 18:49:30 -0500 Report

They will just get a penis pump or penal implant, thereby making them a real ——-!
You can fill in the blanks yourself, just make sure that one of the letters is the one that comes after the letter "J" in the english alphabet!

herigoagain1 2012-08-26 12:15:45 -0500 Report

I can think of several fill in the blanks with a "k" in it and they deserve them all. I just don't understand why something like this when it's an obvious affect of diabetes is just turned away from. Insurance companies don't want to pay for anything anymore. They want you to pay out the nose but then they are allowed to make decisions that affect alll of our lives?

MAYS 2012-08-26 13:50:27 -0500 Report

There are quite a few things that my insurance will not pay for pertaining to diabetes care and related items!

The best thing that you can do is this, if there is a medication that you need and you either cannot afford it, or your insurance will not cover it, have your doctor (or you can do it) get in contact with the pharmaceutical company for that medication and see if they will give it to you for a reduced price or free!

You can also contact this organization:


Take care of yourself and be well!
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words, or at least with the ones that will make you smile!


MAYS 2012-08-24 20:51:59 -0500 Report

That's great!
Having a spouse that understands makes dealing with it a lot easier!
Hold her close, she's one of a few (Special, Loving and Understanding)!

"Sue" 2012-08-24 13:28:24 -0500 Report

I am some what embareass about I'm reaching my BIG 5-0 - and I'm having some with my sex-life , with my diabetes being out of whack. But for me it is very difficultefor me and the doctors to deside which one it could be. I am having problems with my diabetes, depression , and menapose. So I was thinking about writing , or posting something about it on here. But I thought it would of been stuipid for me to ask something like that . I love my husband alot . And know that he is beimng very patient with .So I would like any advice as too.

MAYS 2012-08-24 21:05:04 -0500 Report

Sue, there is nothing embarrassing about life and the problems that can accompany it, sexual issues are common among diabetics both male and female, although many may not admit it, diabetes can also trigger depression or make it worse, and when it comes to menopause, well what can I possibly say, I'm a man!

Work with your doctors on finding a solution, understanding diabetes, your endocrine system and hormones will help you deal with some of this.






JSJB 2012-08-24 04:18:53 -0500 Report

After 45 yrs of doing it, well maybe no the entire 45 yrs, it didn,t phase me when the pistol refused to fire. Actually I get more sleep :D lol. I guess if I had to I could but life is too short for that short thrill ha ha ha ha.

Armourer 2012-08-24 01:28:44 -0500 Report

Yep, for fifteen years a no go, not even a limp salute. My new doc would talk about it, the old doc wouldn't. But truthfully, I feel liberated! My wife understands completely, and when some friends of hers suggested self pleasure her reaction was why? Why should I have pleasure, when he can't. A hug means more to each of us, a touch or holding hands. Yes a degree of closeness is gone, but the trust is the same, she won't go somewhere else and I sure won't. She is a wonderful wife and companion!

TsalagiLenape 2012-08-24 00:33:34 -0500 Report

Personally it hasnt really affected my sex life. The one who I do "have fun" is the cause of either my lack thereof, no enjoyment out it ( and I am vocal on that) in great detail LOL Yet I wont cheat even if things in the marriage or bedroom isnt what I want. I simply adapt and go from there. I do enjoy it dont get me wrong but after the latest chaos in my house 3 nights ago, well I dont think I will be having relations with him ever again and that is my choice.

genniedevera 2012-08-23 22:30:00 -0500 Report

It already took my all my favorite food! No way I'm letting it take my sex life, too! Hahaha… hell no! I'll be good and manage my diabetes from here on… hahaha…I think that's all new diabetics, such as myself, need to know to follow the rules…

genniedevera 2012-08-23 20:07:37 -0500 Report

No problem here! But, this could happen, too?!?!? Now I really, really hate this diabetes! Lol!

jigsaw 2012-08-25 16:46:12 -0500 Report

Since I was diagnosed, I actually eat better than I did before I was diagnosed!!!
My blood glucose and a1c has been well managed also! Actually, the biggest change in my life is I've developed a healthier lifestyle.

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