Several things will be discussed in this article, but all will pertain to things that have been noted to affect the sex life of women. Diabetes has definitely been known to cause changes in this area.
It is important to mention that all female diabetics don’t have these problems, but many have. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, a discussion with your healthcare physician may assist you greatly in this area.
When depressed, no one is going to be interested in sex. This is even more the case with women who have diabetes, but are prone to depression. On the other hand, some women’s blood glucose level, as noted by the ADA (American Diabetes Association), zaps them of energy. Thankfully, both types of problems can be managed.
For depression, the important thing is to work on the cause of it. What may be needed is talk therapy or medications. Different people respond to different things. The important thing is to not give up. Find what works for you. And secondly, for women who suffer with fatigue due to blood sugar levels that are hard to maintain, you will need to work with your medical team more closely to find a plan that works for you. Maybe you’re using a diabetes plan that worked for you previously, but recently, you’ve undergone some lifestyle changes, i.e., more stress, less stress, and/or advancing age. So, it stands to reason that as the body changes, your diabetic health regimen needs to change as well.
Let’s Talk About Hormones
Some find that they need to alter medications before, during and after their monthly cycle. This is due to the hormone changes at this time. Once again, your physician may be able to assist in this area. Even though doctors are skilled and good at what they do, remember, you as the patient have to be clear about what’s going on with you, how you feel and what results you are trying to achieve. If you think you can’t remember what you need to say, write it down. Be proactive!
Menopause – Another Lifestyle Change
And finally, there’s menopause. This is a period in women’s lives that bring about even more hormonal changes. We all have either heard about or may have even experienced “hot flashes” or “private summers,” as some calls them. Some have found that with the change in hormones, it has been necessary to alter their diabetic medicines. Remember, hormone changes affect glucose levels. Additionally, some women experience weight gain during this time. Consequently, it may become necessary to change your diet and/or increase physical activity in your daily schedule.
Be patient and persistent. You’re experiencing a life change, not one day surgery. The important thing to keep in mind is that management for your health starts with you. It can be done. What’s normal for you is not normal for others. So stop comparing! Live your life the best you can with what you have now.
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