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Monday, April 12, 2010 gemini_magic, Community Member, asks

Q: Can lack of blood sugar control effect your sex drive?

I know my blood sugars are not as controlled as they should be. My boyfriend is concerned that I am not as sexually active as before. But a lot of times, I'm just not feeling well, or not in the mood. I think it may be because of my sugars...

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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide
4/16/10 12:59pm

Lack of blood sugar control definitely affects sexual function in men and women with diabetes.  The tighter your bg control the better it will work out for you! There are studies that have been done that have refined ways to improve your sex life.  To start, tighter control could be the answer, but bg is not always the only issue.  Here are two posts on libido from this site:


This blog is actually about men and dysfunction but the bottomline is the advice to change the circumstances is the same.


Also has a group set up for women and sexuality that expressly discusses this topic and its solutions. You have to send a request to join, but I would recommend it to help educate yourself to change the problem!


Let us know what you learn! Smile 

srweezy, Community Member
4/15/10 5:33pm

I have had the same problem.  Before my blood sugars were out of control I was very sexual, now I could care less.  I have been told it is the medication.  But I had been on these same drugs before and didn't notice a problem.  I think it has to do with the neuropathy that is associated with high blood sugar.  That and worring about how to get a handle on my health.

mamawhughes, Community Member
4/16/10 11:26am

yes i know it can i have been a diabetic for 20 years and alot of that 20 years have been uncontroled. the flare ups and the droppes in sugar effects every part of your body including your libido. that effects your sex drive. i now have my sugar under control and my sex drive has now improved also so get your sugar under control and you will see an improvment in your sex drive good luck

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By gemini_magic, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 04/12/10