IN A NUT SHELL…
DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR TYP[E] 2 IS A RESULT FROM WORKING THE 3RD SHIFT? I am not suggesting it was the only factor but played a major contributing role in your conditione. I had read that people who do work the 3rd shift or variable shifts have a higher chance of developing TYP[E] 2.
HAS THIS HAPPEN TO YOU. DO YOU HAVE A SIMILIAR STORY???
To many different people it is called many different things such as: the dog shift, overnights, graveyard shift, the night shift, etc…at my job we call it the 3rd shift! This would mean going to work roughly between 10:30 pm till 9:00 am the next morning. Some where in this time frame is when you work.
I have worked the 3rd shift now collectively over 6 years. At my current job, I have been asked to be “flexible” by coming in early, staying late, or working excessive amounts of overtime on weekends (6-7 days a week). It was not unusual to work close to 56 - 65 hours a week.
During this time I developed my Type 2 condition. I don’t deny that my normal lifestyle wasn’t the greatest but i do believe my efforts in trying to be the “team player” have damaged me more than helped me. The only thing I can say now is that I have decent insurance to help out with the Typ[e] 2.