Night Shift and Diabetes

In this struggling economy, people are willing to take almost any job at any time of the day.  If possible, avoid taking night shifts!  Studies have shown that working a night shift can increase a woman’s chances of type-2 diabetes.  When compared to women who did not work a night shift, those that did had a 5 percent increase over two years.  Women who have worked over 20 years in a rotating night shift had a 58 percent increase.  When working a night shift, it disturbs your body’s natural clock and balance of energy thus causing high levels of glucose and insulin resistance. [1]

Give your body time to adjust! If you have to take the night shift, try and balance your body with a consistent schedule.

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Dr. Kim

[1]http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/medical/womenshealth/story/2011-12-08/Night-shift-work-may-raise-type-2-diabetes-risk-in-women/51746998/1

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