Background: This study aims to evaluate: 1) the prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) in women affected by type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the control group; 2) the correlation between duration of DM, HbA1C levels and sexual life quality; 3) the relationship between different methods of insulin administration and sexual life quality; 4) the correlation between FSD and diabetes complications. Methods: We selected 33 women with type 1 DM and 39 healthy women as controls. Each participant underwent a detailed medical history and physical examination and completed the 6-item Female Sexual Function Index questionnaire (FSFI-6). In patients affected by type 1 DM, the different methods of insulin administration (Multi Drug Injection - MDI or Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion - CSII) and the presence of DM complications were also investigated. Results: The prevalence of FSD (total score≤19) was significantly higher in the type 1 DM group than in the control group (12/33, 36.4% and 2/39, 5.2%, respectively; p =0.010). No statistically significant differences were found regarding FSD according to the presence of complications, method of insulin administration or previous pregnancies. Conclusions: This study underlined that FSD is higher in women affected by type 1 DM than in healthy controls. This could be due to the diabetic neuropathy/angiopathy and the type of insulin administration. Therefore, it is important to investigate FSD in diabetic women, as well as erectile dysfunction in diabetic men.

Association between type 1 diabetes and female sexual dysfunction / Zamponi, Virginia; Mazzilli, Rossella; Bitterman, Olimpia; Olana, Soraya; Iorio, Cristina; Festa, Camilla; Giuliani, Chiara; Mazzilli, Fernando; Napoli, Angela. - In: BMC WOMEN'S HEALTH. - ISSN 1472-6874. - 20:1(2020), pp. 1-7. [10.1186/s12905-020-00939-1]

Association between type 1 diabetes and female sexual dysfunction

Virginia Zamponi;Rossella Mazzilli
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Olimpia Bitterman;Soraya Olana;Cristina Iorio;Camilla Festa;Fernando Mazzilli;Angela Napoli
2020

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Background: This study aims to evaluate: 1) the prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) in women affected by type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and the control group; 2) the correlation between duration of DM, HbA1C levels and sexual life quality; 3) the relationship between different methods of insulin administration and sexual life quality; 4) the correlation between FSD and diabetes complications. Methods: We selected 33 women with type 1 DM and 39 healthy women as controls. Each participant underwent a detailed medical history and physical examination and completed the 6-item Female Sexual Function Index questionnaire (FSFI-6). In patients affected by type 1 DM, the different methods of insulin administration (Multi Drug Injection - MDI or Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion - CSII) and the presence of DM complications were also investigated. Results: The prevalence of FSD (total score≤19) was significantly higher in the type 1 DM group than in the control group (12/33, 36.4% and 2/39, 5.2%, respectively; p =0.010). No statistically significant differences were found regarding FSD according to the presence of complications, method of insulin administration or previous pregnancies. Conclusions: This study underlined that FSD is higher in women affected by type 1 DM than in healthy controls. This could be due to the diabetic neuropathy/angiopathy and the type of insulin administration. Therefore, it is important to investigate FSD in diabetic women, as well as erectile dysfunction in diabetic men.
female sexual dysfunction; fsfi; diabetes mellitus, csii; diabetes complications; bmi
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Association between type 1 diabetes and female sexual dysfunction / Zamponi, Virginia; Mazzilli, Rossella; Bitterman, Olimpia; Olana, Soraya; Iorio, Cristina; Festa, Camilla; Giuliani, Chiara; Mazzilli, Fernando; Napoli, Angela. - In: BMC WOMEN'S HEALTH. - ISSN 1472-6874. - 20:1(2020), pp. 1-7. [10.1186/s12905-020-00939-1]
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