About Inês Parro

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Carb. Content in Vegetables: The Big Truth

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Food|Tags: |

Vegetables are great source of fibre, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Those are very important aas part of our diet but they also contain carbohydrates. Did you ever imagined? Vegetables and carbs... together. Now this is when all this carbohydrate portion control and healthy lifestyle gets confused. The everyday battle of carbs counting and keeping mindful of [...]

How to “Survive” This Christmas

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year". Is that great moment when families get together, share love, care , happiness and... delicious food! Here is some small tips to help you to survive this Christmas and keep your diabetes under control the best way possible. Keep in mind that this is not only for people [...]

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Feet

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

As you are aware feet problems are intimately related to diabetes complications. The different types of problems were discussed in the past but there is so much more to talk about when it relates to the care and attention you should provide to your feet. We decided to ask an expert to list the ultimate 10 [...]

What Is Insulin Resistance?

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

Insulin resistance is the main cause of diabetes type 2 and obesity. To understand what is insulin resistance you must know a few important terms frequently used. Insulin Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. This hormone allows the glucose in the blood stream to enter into the cells. Using the famous door-key theory, [...]

Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat, So What Does it Do?

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: |

Fat, fat fat! Fat is coming back and maybe to stay. It is starting to be discussed as part of our diets as a great component for fullness. But what is really out there about fat consumption? We all already know that carbs make you fat, but is it just carbs? Really? Well, let's start from [...]

What Is a Normal Blood Glucose Level for People With Type 2 Diabetes?

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

The debate about the normal blood glucose level for people with type 2 diabetes is one of the most common. In this article I'll focus only in individuals with type 2 diabetes, since type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes have other specifications regarding blood glucose targets and management. Different types of food such as fruits, milk and starchy [...]

How to Improve Your HbA1c

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

Everyone is obsessed with the HbA1c results. From doctors to nurses and people with diabetes, everyone is looking forward for the next HbA1c. But, what is this so famous HbA1c? HbA1c , short name for glycated haemoglobin, provides the average blood glucose levels within 8-12 weeks. When the glucose that is consumed, transformed and absorbed by [...]

Recipe: Grilled Sea Bream with Roasted Vegetables

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipes|Tags: |

INGREDIENTS 2 cleaned Sea Bream 4 tbs olive oil 2 tbs sea salt 3 sliced carrots 2 sliced sweet potatoes (with skin) Sliced onions (1 large and 2 small) 1 sliced courgette 3 tbs sea salt DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven at 200º C Put the Sea Breams in [...]

Recipe: Chicken Breasts with Leak, Feta and Tomato Rice

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipes|Tags: |

INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts 1 chopped leak 1/4 feta cheese Salt Black pepper 2 tsp olive oil 1 mug Basmati rice 1 chopped small onion 2 small tomatoes 1 tbs olive oil DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven at 200º C Open the chicken breasts and place them on a foil [...]

Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms with Cauliflower Mash

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipes|Tags: |

INGREDIENTS Portobello mushrooms Bacon cubes Chopped onion Spinach (fresh and frozen) Grated cheese/Feta cheese Salt Black pepper 1 chopped cauliflower Salted boiled water 1 tbs olive oil DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven at 200º C Put the bacon in a fried pan Wait until you get some of the [...]

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