Acta Diabetologica

, Volume 56, Issue 7, pp 811–813 | Cite as

Effect of night shift work on risk of diabetes in healthy nurses in Albania

  • Erinda Zoto
  • Fabian Cenko
  • Pranvera Doci
  • Stefano RizzaEmail author
Short Communication


Incorrect lifestyle behaviours such as poor nutrition quality and increased sedentary are the key determinants in the burden of non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes (T2D). This real epidemic affects both industrialized countries and, alarmingly, developing continents such as Africa and Asia. Even in the European context and especially in countries rapidly transitated from a totalitarian regime to a free, marked-oriented economy, and in part hit by the economic crisis, such as Albania, the prevalence of diabetes has increased rapidly [1]. Beyond classic risk factors, shift work, largely progressed in response to changes in economic pressure and consumer demand, has been associated with a higher risk of several chronic diseases, such as T2D and cardiovascular disease [2].

In this report, we explored the hypothesis that night shift work and poor quality of sleep were jointly associated with risk of T2D in a sample of night shift nurses employed in two Albanian...


Shift work Diabetes risk Sleep disturbance Albania 


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Conflict of interest

All the authors declare no relevant conflicts of interest among them and with the work.

Ethical standards

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erinda Zoto
    • 1
  • Fabian Cenko
    • 1
  • Pranvera Doci
    • 2
  • Stefano Rizza
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Medical ScienceCatholic University of Tirana “Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë”TiranaAlbania
  2. 2.Department of BioMedical ScienceCatholic University of Tirana “Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë”TiranaAlbania
  3. 3.Department of Systems MedicineUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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