New Questions

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-09-20 00:38:22 -0500
Started 2012-09-19 14:26:56 -0500

1. Hey women, what's it like to be on your period when you are diabetic? The reason why I am asking this, is because I am taking pills to help me stop that cycle. Because I can't take care of myself. It's just too hard for me.

2. When you have intercourse, your blood sugar will not be affected… will it? Or what if your blood sugar acts up while you are doing it with your partner?

3. If you have an STD, will it affect your diabetes?

I know that these are pretty deep questions to answer, but I would like to know.

Tags: diabetes

3 replies

sparrow29 2012-09-20 00:26:00 -0500 Report

Well said Mays!! Now as being a women my input on question 1!! Yes it has for me personally changed my periods…

MAYS 2012-09-19 15:51:22 -0500 Report

I'm not a woman but i can answer questions number 2 and 3.

Sexual intercourse will have an effect on your blood glucose level, how so (?) it's a physical activity (just as exercise is) so it helps your body to utilize the glucose in your blood stream, lowering it, just as walking does after you have a meal (It's a good thing)…Don't forget that your hormones come into play as well here, during arousal certain hormones are secreted which can have either a positive, or negative effect on your blood glucose, but the actual act of intercourse should help lower it!

As you get older things cam change for the worse sexually, although managing your diabetes can help you to prevent this complication:

As far as an STD affecting your individual case of diabetes, being infected with an STD can cause stress, as well as illness, to which your body may respond by causing a rise in your blood gluccose.
If you believe that you have an STD, go visit your doctor, or health clinic for an examination and testing, if the test come back positive the necessary steps can be taken to eliminate or to control it, it is always benefitial for you to practice "safe sex".

This video may interest you:


Next Discussion: Getting a pump tomorrow »