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Diabetes and Intimacy: What Should Patients Do to Improve Their Relationships?

Why does sex hurt for patients? A mixture of dryness and infections

High blood glucose makes women more prone to vaginal infections. These infections cause sex to be uncomfortable, and there is also the embarrassment of discharges. Discharge and discomfort cause sex to be challenging for women.

Yeast Infections occur because bacteria thrives under high blood glucose conditions. Usually, the immune system doesn't detect these bacteria. Every woman has yeast in her vagina, but because of diabetes, yeast can take over and overgrowth leads to infections.

Anti-fungal medications treat yeast infections and come in either pills or creams. Also, avoid yeast infections by maintaining your A1C at a low level.