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Your Sexual Health

Intimacy, sexuality, respect, sharing and trust are important in a romantic relationship. Diabetes can cause problems with your sexual intimacy.

Take action to help your sexual intimacy.

  • Manage your diabetes.
  • Check your medicines.
  • Talk to your doctor about stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Try other ways to be intimate.
  • Use lubrication during sex.

All healthy relationships need respect, sharing and trust. In a romantic relationship, intimacy and sexuality are also important. Learn how diabetes can affect sexual intimacy to help you have a healthy relationship.

Sexual intimacy is being physically affectionate with another person (using your body to show that you like someone). Sexual intimacy is important for healthy relationships. Diabetes can cause problems with your sexual intimacy.



Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016