Like "Howdy De. WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! Sorry you qualify for our little "party" but since you do, this is a good place to be. I had worked securty just before I was Dx'd and was working an 8 hr a day relief shift of 2 days, 2 "swings", 2 "graves", with only 1 day off per week. I think shifts like that had a part in me developing diabetes. But I accepted that schedule because my little family needed the money at that time and I regularly got overtime with that schedule. It has been about 16 yrs ago and I am now disabled. (that is a whole different discussion). In today's economy it is good to have work, any kind of lawful work. So one doesn't want to just give up a good lawful job. So all I can tell you is to get as much regularity in your life as you can. I am sure it is hard. It would be good to be on a low carb high protein meal plan to help you control your Blood Glucose (BG) levels. You might want to take a look at a meal plan I am following now. I have been able to manage my BG levels in the normal range without the use of any diabetes medications. I have lost about 65 lbs over the course of a year, and have had an A1c of 5.5. You can see the discussion for my meal plan here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14850-my-meal-plan I'd love to hear your thoughts on this meal plan. I pray you can find work with more reasonable hours, but until you can find that, hang on to the work you have and seek ways to get some consistency there. Praying God's richest blessings to you and yours. James Baker "