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Sexual health in diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition, which is present in the daily life and requires a lot of attention. Diabetes can have an effect on the relationship and sexual health.

Sexuality is a basic need which lasts your whole life. It involves a lot of emotions and other needs: tenderness, closeness, togetherness, physical satisfaction and pleasure. Sexuality has a positive effect on overall health. It can be an important resource, but in its intimacy it is also very vulnerable area. Disappointments and failure may weaken self-esteem and confidence in one's own body.

Diabetes can have an effect on the sexual health and sexuality as well as relationship with your partner. It is important to know that help is available for problems with sexual life. Talking about it and the option to discuss the issue at appointments are an important part of diabetes care guidance. The support and understanding of loved ones and open discourse help in coping and becoming closer to each other.

Updated 8.11.2023