Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Diane Fennell

New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Approved

On April 27, pharmaceutical manufacturer Vivus announced the approval of its erectile dysfunction (ED) drug, Stendra (generic name avanafil) by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is the first ED medicine to be approved in over a decade…

Diane Fennell

Erectile Dysfunction? Modest Weight Loss Can Help

As many as 75% of men with diabetes experience erectile dysfunction. But new research from the University of Adelaide in Australia indicates that a modest weight loss of only 5% can improve erectile function and sexual desire — as well as reduce bladder problems — in obese men with Type 2

David Spero

Sex in Vegas

Hey, team: I’m speaking in Las Vegas next week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The talk is called “Sex Secrets of People with Diabetes.” The title refers to the sex problems we don’t talk about, and the solutions that are also rarely mentioned…

David Spero

Sex Hormones and Health

Over 50% of men with Type 2 diabetes have lower than normal testosterone (T) levels. Men with Type 1 also tend to have low T levels. Now research shows that women with diabetes often have low levels of estrogen (E), and that raising E protects against kidney and heart disease in this population…

David Spero

Are People with Diabetes Sweeter?

Have you ever thought that people with diabetes are often gentler, more giving, maybe more passive — in a word, “sweeter” — than average? I haven’t found any scientific evidence for this idea, but in my personal experience with hundreds of people with diabetes, it sometimes seems true…

David Spero

And Diabetes Makes Three

My partner Aisha and I have been doing workshops for couples living with multiple sclerosis (MS). We’ve also been writing an advice column called Sex and Diabetes. We’ve learned a lot, but one message stands out. Chronic conditions are hard on relationships.

David Spero

Partners Speak Out About Sex

David Spero

ADA Advice on Sex

David Spero

In The Mood

David Spero

Sex, Intimacy, and Diabetes

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Sexual Wellness

Jan Chait

Just Itching to Share the News

Tara Dairman

Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction: Two New Studies

Joe Nelson

Women’s Sexual Health

Andy Stuckey

Back From the Honeymoon

Joe Nelson

Sex and Diabetes

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