Reclaim Your Sex Life!
Sexual dysfunction is one of the most dreaded and least talked about complications of diabetes.
True enough, erectile dysfunction or ED (formerly called impotence) is three times more common among men with diabetes. And women with diabetes are twice as likely as those without the disease to experience some types of sexual problems. But there is good news about the treatment of sexual problems today.
Often, such difficulties are temporary and easily solved. In this Diabetes Forecast special section, we bring you up to date on the latest research and most promising treatment options. We describe the three different oral medicines for ED, as well as a variety of self-help and medical approaches for women's sexual problems. And we explore how psychological and emotional health can directly affect sexual functioning and enjoyment for both men and women.
Finally, we offer help with what may be the most difficult, and the most essential, step in solving sexual problems: talking openly and honestly with your partner. Our 10 tips for talking about sex can help you and your partner face sexual problems together and make a great start toward reclaiming your sex life in a positive and loving way.
Last Updated: 08 April 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD