Both types of diabetes need to be treated as soon as possible to avoid diabetes-related complications." – Deepa Khatri, clinical adviser, Diabetes UK "I didn't get it from eating too much sugar. And type 1 and type 2 are two completely different conditions.
There's two types, I'm talking about type 1, the autoimmune condition.
For people that already have diabetes, sexual problems can indicate nerve damage, blocked arteries, and irregular hormone patterns.
When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, their doctor will typically walk them through the steps of how to deal with this medical issue in the following years; however, sex is rarely addressed, often leaving the patient feeling left in the dark.
The journal It is crucial that individuals with Type I Diabetes become aware of the sexual problems associated with this health condition because certain symptoms can be assumed an effect of Type 1 diabetes, but be caused from an unrelated medical condition.
I’m not the type to bend to peer pressure and I never was a “social drinker”. I used to love eating alone at a restaurant and even going to the movie theater alone.
And I didn’t go in hiding or as if ashamed to be alone.
There's nothing I did to get it, there's nothing I could have done to prevent it, and it's not contagious.
"No, it's not because I ate too much sugar as a kid, and yes, I can still eat that bit of cake.
It was about just getting excited to spend quality time with myself.
Long ago the thought of going out alone would have killed me.
Type 1 diabetes is when the body doesn't produce any insulin, while type 2 diabetes is when the body doesn't make enough insulin or the insulin it does make doesn't work properly.
There's a myth that type 2 is the milder form – but it's false.
Many Type 1 diabetics may feel self conscious about their condition and try to hide it from their partners.