Type 2 Diabetes – Sexual Function in Mature Ladies With Diabetes

Difficulties with sexual function can be problematic for both men and women with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Oakland, United States, looked at sexual dysfunction in diabetic women so they could begin to understand it better.
This particular study, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology in August 2012, included 2,270 women between the ages of 40 to 80. Of the total: 486 or 21.4 percent had diabetes, and 139 or 6.1 percent were taking diabetes medications.

the diabetics being treated with insulin had more than twice the likelihood of having sexual problems than the non-diabetic women.
the ladies with Type 2 diabetes but not on insulin had a 42 percent higher chance of having sexual problems than non-diabetic women.

The women with other diabetic complications, including:

heart and blood vessel disease,
strokes,
kidney disorder, and
peripheral neuropathy,…