Awesome observation acidrock.
Women answer because maybe they are more comfortable talking about this. I have no problems talking about sex here, my problem is how not to be too graphic and getting censored!
I teach Human Sexuality at Community College and while some of the guys are very verbal in discussions it is more common for the women to be open, which I think is typical of male/female differences in talking about "personal things".
Well it could be a multitude of things...
As others have suggested tighten up your control, reduce the deviation from your target blood sugar and try to smooth things out.
Also make sure you are sleeping, eating well, drinking lots of water etc and are generally living a healthy lifestyle.
Also I would advise relax and try to stop thinking about it, it could be an anxiety issue as well :)
Perhaps get a check up/MOT from your Dr, just in case something else is up .
Failing that Sildenafil Citrate in its various guises should do the job if all else fails :)
One of the complications of long-term diabetes that is often cited in the literature is male impotence. But after only two years of diabetes it is highly unlikely that this is your issue and you should relax about that. Maybe concern about that is part of the issue for you? If so relaxing and not worrying about it may be a large part of what is needed.
And as others have suggested, bringing your BG down would also probably help a lot. HbA1c of 8 is an average BG of 183 mg/dl (10.2 mmol/l). That is too high and may have short-term consequences on libido, aside from the long-term damage that can accrue over time.
thanks a lot jag, but my daily food intake is high in carbohydrates, and my only concern is what diet will be best for bringing my BG down . So if you can me with some diet tips at least.
HI! I would suggest a meal plan low in processed foods, examples: bread, pasta, cereal, and cereal bars......High in meat, veggies, fats (avocado, olive oil, coconut oil) nuts (cashews/walnuts, almonds),and some fruit. Many refer to this way of eating as eating Paleo, or Primal. But I think of it as eating real whole foods. It's difficult but I'm a believer in it. I've been eating this way since September and have seen significant improvements in blood sugar trends. It took a while for the trends to be consistently lower and for my cravings for processed foods to go away. But it had helped!!
Your H1bc sounds good. Don't know how old you are Rjesh, but this isn't that unusual.Makes me wonder if your testosterone is low? That can have a lot of effect.Are you afraid to mention this to a dr? With diabetics, going low during sex is common, at least it is for me and my husband. In fact we know when he starts having problems, to check his sugar,he gets a good sz glass of orange juice, and with patience on both our parts, we try to resume. It usually works. In fact some times he ate a peanut butter sandwich, and drank some orange juice before we start. I really feel for you because we have been dealing with this for yrs (husband has been a diabetes 2 for 25 yrs and is even on dialysis now for kidney failure) and we still love sex, even at our age (he is 59, I am 58).If intercourse isn't working, we try other methods.