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Night shift

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Andy_Warlow, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Andy_Warlow

    Andy_Warlow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    For all of you out there, who have to work night shift. What has been the affect on your blood sugars?
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi there - is this something you are about to start, or are you having issues yourself?
     
  3. There is no Spoon

    There is no Spoon I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not important how anything effects anyone else, only how it effects you Andy.

    Life is like a fisherman's friend you have to "suck em and see";)
    :bag:
     
  4. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I worked nights for several years with T2 when I was injecting insulin. I found I just had to be a bit more aware of what my BGs were doing (testing more frequently) as my body didn't necessarily react to carbs like it does in the daytime. I found any carbs I ate raised my BGs a bit more than they did normally - for instance where I worked they would drink huge amounts of tea with milk and it really caused my BGs to be constantly on the high side, so I cut out the tea which helped. I also found I needed to take very low carb meals with me and not eat the very carby free 'comfort food' (cereal and toast) that came as a perk of the job so I did feel a bit like the odd one out.

    But we are all different so it might not affect you like that.
     
  5. Andy_Warlow

    Andy_Warlow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    See for me,

    As long as I exercise and stick to relatively low carb. My blood sugar is pretty good on nights.

    But I was reading about how it can really up people blood sugars.

    But I also take vitamin D tablets.

    The biggest problem I have is changing back around as I just want to ****, for a couple of days while I swing back to normal. So that is always a fight.
     
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