Did You Know That Type 2 Diabetes Can Affect Your Sex Life?

Sex & Diabetes

Did you know that roughly 33% of all men with type 2 diabetes suffer from impotence? In fact, this is exactly what leads to many of these men to be diagnosed with the condition. Diabetes affects the nervous system, a condition known as diabetic neuropathy, which causes nerve damage and numbness throughout the body. To make matters worse, many of the medications prescribed by doctors to treat diabetes actually can be a root cause of sexual impotence. Men are not the only ones who’s sex lives can be affected by diabetes, women too can develop problems related to the condition. The most common issue with women who have diabetes, is vaginitis, or swelling of the vaginal area, often a result of a yeast infection. The good news is, in most cases these issues can be corrected, or prevented, simply by changing your diet.

A Better Diet = Better A Better Sex Life

You might want to think of sex as a sport, and think of yourself as an athlete. Now we all know that professional athletes don’t generally eat fast food, greasy fried food and snack foods full of sugar. If they did, they simply wouldn’t be able to perform. Well the same goes for you, if you want to perform under the sheets, you need to adjust your diet accordingly. This is true for everyone, not only diabetics. Those who suffer from diabetes will have to be even more vigilant than others when it comes to maintaining a strict diet, eliminating certain foods that can negatively impact blood sugar levels.

There are also several foods and spices that have been proven to be very effective in managing blood sugar levels, and controlling diabetes. These foods are also known as “diabetic superfoods”. To list a few: cinnamon, flax seed oil, yogurt, beans, and certain fruits and vegetables are all proven to have properties beneficial to diabetics. If you haven’t already done so, you should take the time to research these superfoods, and get a better idea of what you should be eating. Changing your diet, and improving your lifestyle by being more active, can help you not only control diabetes, but reverse the condition all together.

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