Diabetes UK has introduced a brand new section to its award-winning website.
‘Sex and diabetes’ highlights the problems people with diabetes can face with erectile dysfunction (ED) or female sexual dysfunction (FSD).
The new section aims to communicate to people with diabetes and also their partners, how and why these problems may occur and the type of help and advice on offer.
Those visiting the site will find in-depth explanations of the various causes of sexual dysfunction, the treatment options and type of support available. The section also explores the emotional impact of the problem through expert advice and real life stories to help reassure people they are not alone.
For those wanting to read up further on the subject, the site offers a wealth of statistics, surveys and studies on sexual dysfunction.
There is also a section dedicated to healthcare professionals which includes an invaluable checklist on how to encourage patients to talk about any sexual problems they may be experiencing.
ED is particularly common in men with diabetes taking certain medications or those experiencing complications associated with diabetes. Over half of all men with diabetes may experience it and the problem usually increases with age.
There is also growing recognition that FSD is widely experienced, especially in women with diabetes. Women with diabetes are almost twice as likely to suffer with sexual dysfunction as those without.
For a wealth of information, our sex and diabetes section will give you all the support and advice you need.