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Longer hours associate with poor diabetes management

A study of 369 US workers with type-2 diabetes revealed poor glycaemic control in 22% of participants and sub-optimal control in a further 58%. Working over 40 hours per week, compared with working less than 20 hours per week, was associated with sub-optimal glycaemic control (odds ratio = 5.09). Lack of time to properly manage the condition is a possible explanation. Blue- or white-collar work was not associated with suboptimal control.

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2011; 54(5): 375–383.

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