Navigation Links
Diabetes impairs but does not halt sex among older adults
Date:8/26/2010

Many middle-aged and older adults with diabetes are sexually active according to a study of nearly 2,000 people aged 57 to 85 presented in the September 2010 issue of the journal Diabetes Care. Almost 70 percent of partnered men with diabetes and 62 percent of partnered women with diabetes engaged in sexual activity two or three times a month, comparable to those without diabetes, the study showed.

The disease took a toll, however, on both the desire and the rewards of sexual activity. Men diagnosed with diabetes were more likely to express a lack of interest in sex and to experience erectile dysfunction. Both men and women reported a higher rate of orgasm difficulties, such as climaxing too quickly (men) or not at all (men and women).

"Patients and doctors need to know that most middle age and older adults with partners are still sexually active despite their diabetes," said the study's lead author Stacy Lindau, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of medicine at the University of Chicago. "However, many people with diabetes have sexual problems that are not being addressed."

"Nearly half of the women in this age group do not have a partner," she added. "Women with diabetes are far less likely than women without diabetes to have a partner. Those who have partners were more likely than men to avoid sex because of a problem, and were far less likely than men to discuss a sexual problem with their doctors."

Only 19 percent of women with diagnosed diabetes, as compared to 47 percent of men, had discussed sexual problems with a physician. Men were much more likely to initiate such a discussion than women.

The survey, performed between July 2005 and March 2006, was part of the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project. It involved an in-home interview, self-administered questionnaire, medication audit and a blood test to assess diabetes status for 1,993 participants.

It found, b
'/>"/>

Contact: John Easton
John.Easton@uchospitals.edu
773-702-6241
University of Chicago Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimers Disease Strengthened
2. Heart Risks the Same With 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study
3. Fat distribution plays a role in weight loss success in patients at risk of diabetes
4. Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Survivors Give Clues to the Disease
5. Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Type 2 Diabetes Medication Use
6. New diabetes risk assessment developed
7. Type 2 Diabetes Might Harm Young Brain, Study Suggests
8. Diabetes or not, dietary habits of Aftrican-Americans are similar
9. Pilot study supports adolescent diabetes patients through personalized text messages
10. New Data Supports Link Between Diabetes Drugs, Fractures
11. Popular diabetes drugs associated with fractures in type 2 diabetic patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide professional shopping tips ... the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to 80 ... can turn out to be a most exciting memory and can ... bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ladies ... for a big day . , Going out with friends to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... risk of burns from fires and cooking accidents increases ... cautious, an expert says. "Between Thanksgiving and New ... coming in with burns," said Dr. Steven Sandoval, medical ... of Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. ... not careful, could quickly turn tragic," Sandoval said in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast ... than half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia ... reveals. The finding comes from a review of ... and 2007, and it suggests that the risk for ... experts had previously thought. "The frequency of bone ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to ... realm. Today, the business has introduced its new collection ... dress promotion. , The new prom outfits are guaranteed ... dress lover. They are specially designed for 2015. Anyone ... dresses should visit its website before Jan. 26, 2015, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 “ SmileStix ” was ... features the latest and coolest mobile applications on the iOS, ... and host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review and shared ... create personal stickers. , The old saying goes, “A picture ... of words that can describe a single image, because each ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2
... to be remotely monitored through XTend,s Disease ... ... (Pink Sheets: XMDC) announced today the company has begun a,remote diabetic ... the initial program., The program, facilitated through local physicians in ...
... has shown that the main metabolite of the insecticide ... but there has been no explanation for this observation ... access journal Breast Cancer Research shows how DDT could ... Aube and colleagues from Universite Laval and Institut national ...
... LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 13 Valentine,s Day is,not just ... saint of,lovers, St. Valentine, takes on greater meaning when ... -- a common neurological condition that,causes seizures, and affects ... States, according to the Epilepsy Foundation., Some accounts ...
... Feb. 13 ReBuilder Medical,Technologies, Inc. (Pink ... art,electronic devices for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Molluscum,Contagiosum, ... over last year, details,are available on their ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061128/REBUILDERLOGO ), "The ...
... SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 13 DaVita Inc.,(NYSE: DVA ... ended December,31, 2007. Net income for the three months ... share, as compared to $74.1 million, or $0.70 per,share, ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO ), Net income for the year ended ...
... Cardiac Science,Corporation (Nasdaq: CSCX ), a ... informatics products, announced today,that it will present at ... Conference on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the ... vice president and chief,financial officer, will present the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:XTend Medical (XMDC) Begins Remote Diabetic Telehealth Program 2Health News:How DDT metabolite disrupts breast cancer cells 2Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Announces 2007 Sales Nearly Doubled Sales in 2006 2Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 2Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 3Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 4Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 5Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 6Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 7Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 8Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 9Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 10Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 11Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 12Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 13Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 14Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 15Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 16Health News:DaVita 4th Quarter 2007 Results 17Health News:Cardiac Science to Present at the Roth Capital Partners 20th Annual Growth Stock Conference 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ... primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices and ... announced that it has filed a de ... Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance for its patented ... the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  Lockton Dunning Benefits, the ... the addition of Vice President Kim Foerster ... Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. ... to the position.  Most recently, she worked as ... Specialty Pharmacy, where she has held various managerial ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Medical Science Liaisons ... the key link between the medical device industry and ... more in the coming years as the device industry ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, ... gain an important edge is by harnessing new technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2Role of Medical Science Liaisons Evolving in Medical Device Sector 2
... eTransX recently unveiled the latest version of eTX ... application integration engine. Version 6 delivers on the ... healthcare information systems. The latest version of the ... and enhancements that generate greater efficiencies in creating ...
... Calif., Dec. 17, 2010 SurgiCount Medical, the wholly-owned ... Board: PSTX ) today announced the successful ... Michigan Health System located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The ... of the most common surgical errors, retained surgical sponges. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:eTransX Unveils Latest Version of Its eTX HEMI 2SurgiCount Medical Announces the Successful Implementation of the Safety-Sponge® System at the University of Michigan Health System 2SurgiCount Medical Announces the Successful Implementation of the Safety-Sponge® System at the University of Michigan Health System 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: