Does anyone else work 12 hours shifts?

By swinaz Latest Reply 2014-09-18 04:57:48 -0500
Started 2013-07-29 16:55:57 -0500

I am going to be starting a new job that requires me to work 12-12 1/2 hour shifts. I'm am newly diagnosed and my question is, what do you do to help keep yourself going? I no longer have my caffeine (soda) to get me going in the morning. Eating enough protein in the morning and having healthy snacks on hand as well as packing a great lunch are my plans. In theory, I think that will work. Just wondering what some others have experienced with working long hours.
Your responses are greatly appreciated!

5 replies

Jannifer 2014-09-18 04:57:48 -0500 Report

my husband works about 14 hours a day and we have found that making two sandwiches a day and cutting them in 1/2 helps with the problems. If you come up with any more tips please share

M.organ 2013-08-05 20:11:20 -0500 Report

I recommend keeping something like fiber one bars on hand or some sort of granola bar. I would hope you wouldn't encounter problems at your work if you had to eat something (there shouldn't be a problem since you're a diabetic). And just eat that when you get a chance. If you're worried about lows, always have some glucotabs on hand, or those mini juice boxes. :) his heave always worked for me!

BroadwayGirl 2013-07-30 22:48:52 -0500 Report

Well, although unhealthy, to keep from going low I always carry a sandwich plastic baggy full of pixy stix. Works great!!

MOGOJO 2013-07-30 09:22:28 -0500 Report

I work at a hospital 12 hours. It is very hard, I try to keep healthy snacks in my pocket, and fluid close to me. If you come up with ideas let me know. Lots of luck. Maureen