The Unavoidable Part of Working in Healthcare that May Contribute to Diabetes Risk

March 9, 2018 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Night shift work, especially rotating work that includes night shifts, is associated with higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study in the February 2018 issue of Diabetes Care. This type of work is particularly common—and in many cases unavoidable—in healthcare. Researchers in the United Kingdom used a large health database to compare diabetes prevalence among night-shift workers and day workers across many industries.

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