Did you know that diabetes can affect women...down there?
Women with type-1 and type-2 diabetes are at increased risk of yeast infections and vaginal dryness because they have more sugar in their body. (Everyday Health)
There are many detrimental effects that can be symptomatic of diabetes for women, which aren't often discussed. Unfortunately, diabetes creates a perfect storm for a female's intimate health. There is an association between diabetes and vaginal dryness, sexual discomfort (the inability to become aroused easily), and an increased risk for infections.
Why does this occur? Diabetes inhibits the body’s ability to fight off dryness and infection.
When women experience this type of pain and discomfort, they oftentimes accept it and don't look into the treatment options, such as lubricants and creams, that are readily available and can provide much needed relief.
Rebecca Posten, MD, explains the relationship between diabetes and your intimate health.