Diabetes also affects sex life

Diabetes often develops latently, but sometimes there are attention-grabbing symptoms that can indicate trouble. These complaints can manifest themselves in different areas of life and there can be negative changes in the sexual field.

From Dr. Péter Ferenczy, you can find out from the diabetologist of the Diabetes Center what problems may occur in this case.

Big trouble, insignificant symptoms

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common diseases today that can cause a number of dangerous complications. Unfortunately, until it generates large, irreversible damage, it often produces no or only very insignificant symptoms, so it remains hidden for a long time. However, in the absence of a diagnosis, there is no treatment that can keep blood sugar levels in the normal range and thus prevent complications from occurring.


This is why there is a need for regular screenings (preferably once a year) among people at risk for diabetes to detect the condition in good time. The members of the at-risk group are those with a high BMI (over 30 kg / m2), those over 50 years of age who have gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, those with a family history, and those with a sedentary lifestyle. Of course, if someone experiences symptoms (fatigue, increased thirst / urination, frequent infections, difficult-to-heal wounds), go to a blood sugar test and, if necessary, a blood glucose test (OGTT).

You can also make a mark on your sex life

effects of diabetes on sexual life


Diabetes can also show up in sex. This is due in part to the fatigue caused by the condition and the consequent lack of libido. In addition, due to high blood sugar levels, the affected woman may suffer from recurrent vaginal infections, as it creates an environment in the mucosa that is very favorable for pathogens. Fungal infections occur mainly in this case, but bacterial infections are not uncommon. Of course, the infection needs to be treated, but if carbohydrate metabolism is not sorted out, the problem is likely to recur.

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Dr. Péter Ferenczy, a diabetologist at the Diabetes Center, draws attention to the fact that diabetes can affect coexistence not only in women but also in men.

Persistently high blood sugar can cause the same problems in men as in women, supplemented by erectile dysfunction. This is because men with diabetes have erectile problems much more often and at a younger age. According to surveys, 60% of diabetic men have a complaint. This is because diabetes causes damage to the blood vessels and nerves in the penis, so no erection occurs. ”Says the diabetologist.

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Fortunately, progression can be stopped if blood sugar levels return to normal (even with the help of drug / insulin therapy). The result also requires a proper lifestyle, which not only contributes to the reduction of values, but also improves the patient’s well-being, which also affects sexual function.

What is needed to improve your sex life?

  • Adequate blood sugar levels
  • Loss of excess weight
  • Regular exercise
  • Personalized diet
  • Vitamin D supplementation (vitamin D deficiency is common in diabetics)
  • If necessary, psychotherapy

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