As sexual dysfunction in men is linked and established to be a known complication with diabetes conditions, a new study reveals that diabetes also has a “sex oriented” effect in women – sex is less satisfying for them.
With its results published online, the study headed by Alison Huang MD, of the University of California, notes that diabetic women reveal to experience lower sexual satisfaction rates, with those who were on insulin prescriptions experiencing lower sexual satisfaction figures.
The study worked with the records/reports of 2,270 women based in Kaiser Permanente Northern California, drawing conclusions based on a questionnaire touching up on sexual habits and sexual activity.
6% of the respondents were on insulin prescriptions, and 63.7% of the respondents revealed that they had been sexually active 3 moths prior to filling in the forms. Sexually active women (diabetics on insulin prescriptions) revealed to have lubrication-related problems and orgasm related issues, which rated to be lower when compared against other participants to the study (diabetics not on insulin prescriptions and non-diabetics).
As a condition, diabetes’ effect on the sexual drives in men is one that has already been explored, but isn’t as well studied in women. The new study continues to explore diabetes’ overall impact with sexual activity, particularly with the overall effects of insulin, given the study’s revealed trend.
In no was does this mean that insulin-based prescriptions should be stopped, given that further research is called for in better understanding the connection.