Take good care of your SEX LIFE
Aging, having diabetes for longer, elevated blood glucose, elevated blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and smoking all increase the risk of sexual dysfunction.
Women with diabetes have a higher risk of experiencing vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) and yeast infections. Both have a negative influence on sex drive. Men can commonly encounter erectile dysfunction (ED). There are a number of medications to help with these problems. Speak to your doctor, diabetes educator or pharmacist.
How to protect your sex life:
● Keep your blood glucose and blood pressure as close to the targets as possible.
● Eat well-balanced meals and limit foods high in unhealthy fats.
● Smoking increases risk of erectile dysfunction.
Talk to your diabetes team about ways to help you stop smoking.