Sexual dysfunction in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus
An observational cross-sectional study was carried out on 100 women with T2DM under follow-up at a regional diabetes center. Anthropometric and metabolic parameters were recorded by clinical examination and blood tests, respectively. FSD was reported in 18% (95% CI: 10.5–25.5%) of the women enrolled in the study. The women with FSD were significantly older (50±9.3 years vs. 43.9±8.2 years, P = 0.006). In addition, the mean body mass index (BMI) (31.96±5.5 Kg/m2 vs. 28.98±4.63Kg/m2, P = 0.02) and waist circumference (38.88±6.6 inches vs. 35.54±5.62 inches, P = 0.03) were higher in the women with FSD compared with those without FSD. However, we observed no statistically significant association between FSD and the duration of diabetes, level of glycemic control, and serum testosterone level. Advanced age, higher BMI, and central adiposity were related to the development of FSD, whereas the duration of diabetes and level of HbA1c did not increase FSD risk.