Annamaria Girladi explains how diabetes can have an effect on sexual problems.
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Some studies shows that they are, yes. I can say yes, they have, because at least they have a higher risk of having depression is a product, we know that depression has a negative effect on desire, yeah. In women, we don’t have a lot of evidence but we think that diabetes has a negative impact on women’s sexuality, meaning that they have higher risk of having problems with dryness of the vagina. They have a higher risk of having a depression and also desire problem which is also combined with depression. And they have a higher risk of having infections in the vagina, meaning that that is also very negative for your sexual function. So overall we think that women with diabetes have a higher risk of having sexual problems, also because they have a chronic disease that makes them tired and dependent on medication and dependent on regulation of the disease.