About Inês Parro

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Diabetes and Hot Weather

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

Summer and holidays are here and the desire to enjoy it but to keep your diabetes under control. As winter may affect your blood glucose control, high temperatures just do the same. There is several matters to keep in mind during hot weather regarding to blood glucose control variations, lifestyle and equipment you use to [...]

Why Are You Taking Empagliflozin, Dapagliflozin or Canagliflozin?

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Medication|Tags: , , |

Nowadays, diabetes type II therapy options are so much more then metformin or insulin. More research is being done, more discovers are being found about diabetes type II and how this condition affects the human body. The group of medications that combine Empagliflozin/Dapagliflozin/Canagliflozin is called SGLT-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2 in.) This group of medication is one [...]

High Blood Glucose Level: What Options Are There to Bring It Down?

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Care|Tags: |

High blood glucose levels, known as hyperglycaemia, can happen suddenly and can be very discomforting. Many individuals wonder what can be done to improve high blood glucose levels and this article will provide some answers to this concern. All the following situations can make the blood glucose levels high. Illness Stress situations Omission of blood glucose [...]

Are You At Risk of Hypos? [Infographic]

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Medication|Tags: |

One of the biggest fears within diabetes world is the fear of hypos. Is very common to find someone that is diagnosed with diabetes that will automatically think that is at risk of hypos. Hypos are a common name for hypoglycaemia and is usually an emergency situation that must be treated. For more info on [...]

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Low-Carb High-Fat Diet

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Food|Tags: , , |

Low-carb high-fat diet (LCHF) is getting more and more attention within the Diabetes community. Still with some negative and controversial opinions, LCHF diet is gaining its space as a way-to-go for diabetes control and possibly also diabetes reversal. As Dr. Trudi Deakin explained in our podcast, glucose is not an essential nutrient as the body produces it [...]

Why Insulin Increase Your Weight

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

Injectable insulin is one of the most famous treatments for Diabetes type I and II. Still with a very negative overall opinion, insulin is one of the best drugs for blood glucose control. Individuals with type I diabetes are dependent on insulin from the moment of diagnosis and individuals with type II diabetes has it is [...]

What You Need to Know About New Insulin Fiasp [Infographic]

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Medication|Tags: |

Do You Know How to Perform a Great Blood Glucose Test?

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Care|Tags: |

A blood glucose test is a very powerful and easy way to understand how is your diabetes control. It allows you to better understand if the changes you embrace are impacting in your diabetes, if there is something more you can do and if you should or not adjust your medication and get specialized advice. A blood glucose test might look [...]

When Should You Check Blood Glucose More Frequently?

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

Blood glucose level (commonly called "blood sugar") is the existing amount of glucose in the blood at a given moment. The blood glucose level is quickly determined by doing a finger prick and using a glucose meter. Depending on the situation, you should monitor and measure blood glucose levels at different times and frequency. For example, a person [...]

Ultimate 5 Tips to Improve Your Diabetes Management From Dr. Trudi Deakin

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Food|Tags: , |

As you are aware, diabetes is intimately connected with diet and physical activity. At the moment mentalities are slowly changing and fat is no longer the bad guy in the picture of diabetes management. For decades fat was believed to increase weight and everyone turned to more carbohydrate consumption but the truth is that the [...]

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