Sexual appetite decline

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-05-08 10:43:49 -0500
Started 2010-01-08 09:23:23 -0600

i am a male in my 30s and i am beginning to think that my diabetes is affecting my sex drive and sexual appetite. i just seem to not have much of an interest in it, though my testosterone is normal-high in levels. Could it be my diabetes. I am type 1 diabetic since 1993. My HgA1c is pretty good. What can I do to have more of a sexual desire. I am afraid it will harm my relationship.
I think if i start working out my desire may come back. I am pretty healthy physicall 5'11 185lbs
Please advise.. Serious only

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Anonymous 2010-05-08 10:43:49 -0500 Report

I am not the same person as the original poster. I know this is an older post that I am replying to but since I'm new to the board, I am not sure if this will "bump" the post back up to the top. I found this thread because I did a search and am seeking the same information/advice from others. I'm a Type 2 diabetic (recently) and my issue isn't ED or anything. My concern is the lack of interest in sex. I can and do masturbate but sex with my GF is, in a word, boring. It's not her. I just don't have the desire. I wondered if it's my age, bp meds, diabetes / blood sugar, or whatever. I also had a testosterone test and it was fine. I don't know. Any tips, advice, suggestions? Again, as with the original post, serious replies only please.

Armourer 2010-01-15 01:29:41 -0600 Report

I would talk to your Dr., and take your partner. I haven't been intimate for twelve years. Yes, it's a drag, but there's nothing that can be done. Diabetes is now the main problem, but being on blood pressure and depression meds didn't help. My old Dr. ignored me or pretended he didn't hear me, my current Dr. brought up the question the first meeting I had with him. My wife is great about it! There is more to a relationship and to life then sex!

jayabee52 2010-01-08 20:42:18 -0600 Report

Before you start working out, please check with your Dr. since any change can throw off your control. You wouldn't want to go too low and end up in the hospital. and you might want to consider what tfuller said above and take your spouse with you and have him explain the effects diabetes can have on your sex life.

best regards ~James

tfuller 2010-01-08 16:31:44 -0600 Report

i am going threw the same type 2 and my bs isnt under control yet,i havnt had the urge for months.i tryed to explain to my wife but it wasnt working out very good.i took her to the doctors with me and he explained the situation to her,now she is more understanding of the issue,

salmanda 2010-01-08 16:22:12 -0600 Report

See the discussion "diabetes and my intimate life" There have been many replies that are good there. I hope you get the help you are searching for soon.

giojuju 2010-01-08 12:22:52 -0600 Report

diabetes does affect alot of ppl in that area. im 25 yrs old and have the same problem but the first thing i did was talk to my dr who gave me great advice on what to do, then my husband who was so understanding of the situation. so i suggest that u talk to ur dr first they will try to help u and then ur partner they are the biggest help. take it step by step and try different option there are things u can do

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