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Old 04-11-2012, 20:28   #1
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Vitals - Out-of-whack sleep habits can cause diabetes

So much for the lazy glutton theory ...

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I think strange working hours cause a lot of harm: no regular sleep, no regular meals and difficulty to find time for exercise - disaster waiting to happen!

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My husband has been out of work for 3 years. I talked him out of taking a job requiring shift work, even knowing what it could do to us in the long run ...

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I wish some one would adopt me, I start my week of graveyard shift tonight. Someone said to me once that you get used to working shift work after a while, don't you? I told them that I had heard that but after 25 years I wasn't used to it yet. After 35 years, still not used to it. I'll probably say I was just about to get used to it but had to retire.

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I think strange working hours cause a lot of harm: no regular sleep, no regular meals and difficulty to find time for exercise - disaster waiting to happen!
For a mad moment, when I remembered my diagnosis had occurred directly after a 'red eye' flight back to London from NYC, I wondered if it had all been a mistake, but then A1c results don't lie do they?

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For a mad moment, when I remembered my diagnosis had occurred directly after a 'red eye' flight back to London from NYC, I wondered if it had all been a mistake, but then A1c results don't lie do they?
See, lack of sleep might make you delusional
Seriously, I think that a bad night or skipping a meal won't kill you but if it's occurring frequently it will cause harm. I used to be a bus driver - not even regular shifts but starting anytime from 4.30 am and onwards and the last bus going to garage at 2 am. Was visiting an old co-worker of mine last week who's got cancer in intestines and was talking about another co-worker who recently found out he's got cancer in his stomach. The cancer surgeon had told my friend that 70% of the operations he performed on stomach/intestines was done on bus/lorry-drivers. He put it down to stress, irregular hours and too many hours sitting still. If he's got the numbers right, that's scary!

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I watched a Discovery Channel program where they hooked up this man to electrodes and would not allow his brain to go into a deep sleep. With in 2 weeks his FBG was near preD stage at the third week the canceled the study for fear of making him D.

My last experience with shift work was at a top security clearence nuclear bomb manufacturing facility. While working in a glove box, a big glass box with gloves stuck thru the glass, on a vial of Plutonium, lovely blue liquid it is, I fell asleep, when I awoke I was blowing bubbles on the glass with my face and the vial of Plutonium was every where. Needless to say I started looking for a day job after that.

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My last experience with shift work was at a top security clearence nuclear bomb manufacturing facility. While working in a glove box, a big glass box with gloves stuck thru the glass, on a vial of Plutonium, lovely blue liquid it is, I fell asleep, when I awoke I was blowing bubbles on the glass with my face and the vial of Plutonium was every where. Needless to say I started looking for a day job after that.
I think we're all appreciate your moving on...

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