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Tailoring support for shift workers with type 2 diabetes

September 2020
June 2022
King's College London
Towards targeted dietary support for shift-workers with type 2 diabetes: the SHIFT- diabetes study

Researchers at King’s College London are looking to recruit shift workers living with type 2 diabetes, aged 18 to 60 years. Volunteers can have any job role that includes working regular night shifts in a hospital setting. The study is looking to understand more about blood sugar levels, diet and shift work and help develop more tailored support to improve the health of shift workers with type 2 diabetes.

Volunteers will be asked to record their diet, sleep patterns and physical activity over a 10-day period. During this time they’ll also wear a continuous glucose monitor. This will give the researchers an insight into how night working impacts on lifestyle and day-to-day variations in blood sugar levels.

For information please contact Maria by email:, phone: 02078484356, or Whatsapp: 07864 615972. You can also visit the Shift-Diabetes study website.

This study is funded by Diabetes UK. 

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