About Inês Parro

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Improve Diabetes Management When Doing Food Shopping

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: |

Food shopping is part of keeping a healthy diet and a positive lifestyle but it is not an easy task. Having the diabetes management voice whispering in your ears makes it even harder. Knowing what you are eating and planning your meals ahead is a great start for a balanced and improved diet. Behaviour changes start [...]

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Small Food Changes to Beat Diabetes

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: , , |

I believe that small food changes are the key to success. In this case, if you have diabetes, small food changes can improve dramatically your life. Diets in which you can't eat certain foods or have to do very drastic changes bring rebound in one way or another. Or because it is too difficult to be realistic [...]

Diabetes and Cold Weather: When Winter Knocks on Your Door

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: |

The winter is here and cold days came to stay! So, there is any relationship to take into account between diabetes and cold weather? The answer is: yes! Everyone is getting ready: warm clothes out of the closet, heating on and having more of hot drinks. But  what about diabetes and cold weather? Why is this [...]

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What You Don’t Know About Insulin Injections

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

One of the most important and basic things to do when using insulin is the injection technique. I often find that patient are not 100% accurate when doing the insulin injections. The following Tips and explanations are a MUST when doing your insulin injections. Change the needle every injection Yes, please... Using the same needle [...]

Insulin: What, When and How [Infographic]

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Medication|Tags: , , |

It is very important to know a little bit more about the insulin you are taking or you are starting to take. You may think you already know everything there is to know about insulin but take a look and make sure you know it indeed. This infographic is related to four insulins: Novorapid, Humalog, Humalog Mix [...]

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Why Do You Avoid A Healthy Diet? It’s Urgent

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: |

Nowadays, when we talk about diabetes and food there is no such things as a "diabetic diet" anymore. We talk about healthy diet for everyone. A healthy diet is based on a balanced diet, which combines several things such as variety, quality, cooking, labelling and quantity. Oh dear, the old Balanced Plate for a healthy [...]

Blood Sugar Meters Review

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |

This week I as introduced to a company which developed really user friendly blood sugar meters. I have found two of the five meters the company showed really amazing. Maybe you already know them but I decided to talk about it anyways because I don't see them around. I really think that they can be a great solution [...]

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Is Snacking a Good Idea If You Have Diabetes?

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: , , |

There is a strong relationship between snacking and diabetes. Lately, snacking has become a trend in everyone's diet. We started with a 3 meals diet changing now to a 5-6 meals per day. The habit of eating a snack was developed to help weight loss. Doctors, nurses and dietitians implemented this meal pattern and it is in practice even in [...]

Diabetes Assessment: Think Out of the Box in Decision Making

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare Providers|Tags: |

In a very regular basis and in order to do a diabetes assessment, people are questioned about their diabetes control: "Are keeping diabetes under control?, "How are the blood sugars?", "Are you testing it?", "How many times?", and so on. What does it mean, being under control? There is no right answer for this question. It [...]

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The Ultimate Diabetes and Travel Must Haves [Infographic]

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

Do you travel frequently? Ever find yourself packing everything but your diabetes because you were in a rush to the airport? The words diabetes and travel can stick together. Here is your ultimate traveling diabetes reminder with everything you need to pack and keep your diabetes in control when you travel away from home. The Ultimate Diabetes and [...]

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