Sex and Diabetes
Yes, Diabetes Affects Your Sex Life.
About half of diabetic men above the age of 55 who suffer from neuropathy and do not maintain good control of their Diabetes also experience sexual dysfunction, or the ability to have an erection.
This ability may gradually diminish and eventually vanish completely.
The cause is the damage to the nerves and blood vessels that control an erection. It is almost always associated with neuropathies in the legs, feet, and bladder.
Women with Diabetes may experience peripheral nerve damage that diminishes sensation.
Women also have an increased risk of vaginal and urinary infections due to the increase in glucose levels.