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Diabetic Question

I am a newly diagnosed diabetic (type 2), and I was wondering if any of you guys knew how to work nights while still staying on some kind of schedule with meds, etc. I really like nights, but I'm not sure how to approach this. All input would be appreciated! :specs:

nurturing_angel

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I tried for years to control my diabetes while working a night shift schedule and I couldn't do it. My blood sugars were always out of control, I continued to gain weight, and my general health deteriorated to where I spent the whole of last summer in various hospitals and lying around at home sick. I decided then that I had to make some bold changes and started looking for a day shift job. I had been on nights for most of the last 30 years so even considering going to days terrified me.....but I did it and I don't regret it in the least. I eat better now, I exercise now, and my blood sugars are responding beautifully to my new schedule and routines. I wish you luck if you decide to stay on nights. I know some people do well on it with chronic health problems so maybe you will get some more constructive advice. I can only say do your best at eating well and exercise!

Blessings,

Vickie :balloons:

I tried for years to control my diabetes while working a night shift schedule and I couldn't do it. My blood sugars were always out of control, I continued to gain weight, and my general health deteriorated to where I spent the whole of last summer in various hospitals and lying around at home sick. I decided then that I had to make some bold changes and started looking for a day shift job. I had been on nights for most of the last 30 years so even considering going to days terrified me.....but I did it and I don't regret it in the least. I eat better now, I exercise now, and my blood sugars are responding beautifully to my new schedule and routines. I wish you luck if you decide to stay on nights. I know some people do well on it with chronic health problems so maybe you will get some more constructive advice. I can only say do your best at eating well and exercise!

Blessings,

Vickie :balloons:

Thanks for your input. I am stuck working 8 hour shifts right now, and usually work evenings, which seems to work out well. But, I am afraid of poor control on nights, and you just confirmed my biggest fears. Thanks again! :)

I worked nights too, and learned to keep myself on the same schedule whether I was at work or not. I do the same thing when I travel overseas. The time of the day is not as important as how you feel. But I finally went to days and feel SO much better.

I worked nights too, and learned to keep myself on the same schedule whether I was at work or not. I do the same thing when I travel overseas. The time of the day is not as important as how you feel. But I finally went to days and feel SO much better.

Thanks for responding. I'm getting the feeling that nights aren't going to be an option for me.

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