A little romance

Does an insulin pump have to interfere with intimacy? Not at all.

A Little Romance

Pump therapy doesn't have to interfere with intimacy. You can use longer tubing to keep the pump out of the way, or you can temporarily disconnect your pump up to one hour. However, always follow your healthcare professional's recommendations when disconnecting your pump.

 

Open communication about your diabetes with your partner can help you decide which options are right for you.

 

Keep in mind that sex can cause your blood sugar level to drop quickly (or in some cases, rise), just as any other physical activity. So it is important to check your blood glucose levels regularly.

 

If you do choose to disconnect your insulin pump, follow your healthcare professional's recommendations. And don't forget to check your blood glucose levels before and after you disconnect for any length of time.

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