The Shift-Diabetes study

Researchers at King’s College London are looking for volunteers to help them understand more about how shift work influences diet and blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes as part of a Diabetes UK funded study. 


Are you a hospital or residential care-based shift worker (any job role) working a mixed/rotating shift pattern with regular night shifts (minimum 4 nights per month) with diagnosed type 2 diabetes and are interested in helping with our research?

Call, message or WhatsApp us:


Research office number:

020 7848 4356

We aim to respond to all queries within one working day.

You will be compensated £60 on completion of the monitoring study and will receive your individual report from the continuous glucose monitoring plus a physical activity and dietary assessment report.

The study involves recording what you eat, drink, your sleep and activity and monitoring your blood glucose over a 10-day period.

You will be asked to:

  • Wear a Continuous glucose monitor (CGM), which is a small device that you wear just under your skin. It measures your glucose (sugar) levels continuously throughout the day and night. It sends this information to a display device using Bluetooth.
  • Wear a small activity monitor about the size of a wristwatch, that will record your activity and sleep
  • Record your food, sleep, activity and working hours

These 10 days will include 3 night shifts, any other type of shift and at rest (days when you are not at work). The 3 night shifts can either be arranged in 3 consecutive night shifts or 2 consecutive night shifts and a single night shift.

If you are interested in taking part, you first need to complete a health questionnaire that will assess your eligibility for the study.

If you would like to take part but are unable to attend study visits in person, you can participate remotely. Open to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You will also be given the opportunity to take part in another aspect of our research project, an informal interview exploring dietary behaviours when working night shifts. Click here to find out more about it.

Meet the research team

Advertisement for use for recruitment of volunteers for study ref: HR-19/20-14630, approved by King’s College London ethics committee.

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