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When David Letterman asked Joan Rivers, “How’s your sex life, you old bitch?” she responded with a joke about vaginal dryness.  But vaginal dryness is no laughing matter for millions of women living with diabetes.

Normally, the walls of the vagina stay lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid. The hormone estrogen helps maintain that fluid and keeps the lining of the vagina healthy, thick, and elastic. However many women with diabetes  experience a lost of vaginal fluids because diabetes interferes with the body’s blood flow, including the blood flow to the sex organs.  Diabetes can affect arousal and lead to decreased vaginal lubrication. Additionally, if your blood sugar is not controlled, it can lead to poor nerve function, both in the genitals and elsewhere in the body.
The best thing you can do for your sexual function is to keep your diabetes under control by managing your…

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