Graveyard Shift

By aitken3 Latest Reply 2011-02-21 05:35:32 -0600
Started 2011-02-08 01:32:56 -0600

I have just been hired on full time on the graveyard shift and am having a hard time regulating my meds and eating with my Type 2. Does anyone have any suggestions?

6 replies

angelhart0464 2011-02-13 15:16:59 -0600 Report

i work 7 nights a week when i get home i take my morning meds then i get up about 1:30 and take the other meds so it will not make me sleeply at night when im at work and that works for me

aitken3 2011-02-21 05:33:03 -0600 Report

Thanks, I will try it. When do you take the meds that you would normally take at night? Are those the ones you take at 1:30? Several of my night pills do make me tired.

realsis77 2011-02-13 14:28:13 -0600 Report

I make a schedule that I follow. I take insulin so I have my insulin bag with my meds and needles on my table so I can see it and I don't forget. Its so important to stay on track because you don't want complacations! Its so important to follow a schedule now so you don't pay with your health later. Also I keep my testing supplies out in the open where I can see them and this helps me remember to test! Good luck to you and God bless!

aitken3 2011-02-21 05:34:18 -0600 Report

Thanks, that is what I need to do is put my supplies and meds out where I can see them to remind me to use them so I have my health later.

GabbyPA 2011-02-08 08:45:25 -0600 Report

It will take some time to adjust your body and your meds. The thing that will help the most is keeping a schedule for several weeks, even on your days off. It will be murder at first but it should take about 3 weeks to start to develop a pattern that you can live with. Your body is going to take some time and it will go through a rough period. Keep your meter handy and if you need to, set an alarm to remind you to eat or take your meds.

aitken3 2011-02-21 05:35:32 -0600 Report

Thanks. Great ideas, I will have to try it and see if I can get it to work. I really need to do something because I never feel good any more.