The complaint of low or no libido is not an entirely uncommon one for women. Physical, psychological, and relationship or communication issues are all known causes for a lack of sex drive in some women. Diabetic complications can add to, or create, this low libido both directly and indirectly.
One known affect of diabetes for some of its victims, both male and female, is a change in hormone levels. For women, the change in these hormones may cause them to experience low or no libido. For others, the change in hormone levels may cause depression, another of the common diabetic complications. Since depression itself is known to decrease sex drive, it can have the same affect as if the hormones themselves caused the problem.
Ironically, some medications used to treat depression also have a side affect of low or no libido, further complicating the issue. Physical diabetic complications, such as vaginal dryness or nerve damage, can also kill sex drive on a psychological level, which may persist even after the physical causes have diminished. Finally, while stress may not be a direct symptom of diabetes, stress over trying to control it, or worry about other symptoms can certainly affect sexual desire. In fact, stress over the low libido difficulties may very well increase the problem long term if there is not strong communication and understanding between the partners.
Regardless of the cause, a low or no libido in diabetic women, and in fact in diabetic men as well, is certainly not uncommon or unmanageable. The solution may be as simple as switching depression medications if they are used. Sometimes hormone therapy might be needed if it is determined that hormonal changes are at the root of the problem. As always, working with your doctor on these issues as well as general blood sugar control will help to manage this and other diabetic complications.
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