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Welcome to OKRA’s diabetes blog! Here you’ll find information, tips, and useful articles to help you navigate living with diabetes. We know it can be overwhelming to receive a diabetes diagnosis. But we want you to know that we’re here for you, and we want to help you make the best choices for your treatment. We support you by providing the latest updates on diabetes treatment, research, tips, and news with our diabetes blog. 

The field of healthcare is constantly evolving. Every year, we learn more about the best ways to manage and treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. If you want to stay up to date on the latest diabetes information, then you’re in the right place.

Diane Hwang

Can You Prevent Diabetes? Here's Everything You Need to Know

OKRA News #08 Here's everything you need to know What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t produce enough insulin. The food you eat contains glucose (also called “blood sugar”), which your insulin breaks down into energy your body can use. When your insulin can’t do its job, too much glucose remains in your blood. This can lead to many health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and damage to your organs and nerves. Types of Diabetes If you have type 1 diabetes, your body produces no insulin. This is relatively rare compared to type 2 diabetes,...

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Diane Hwang

How to Manage your Type 2 Diabetes?

OKRA News #07 How to Manage your Type 2 Diabetes? ⓒ OKRA 6th Jan 2021 By Diane Hwang Have you just found out that you have type 2 diabetes? You may have finally received this diagnosis after trying to outrun it for years, but it is finally here and no longer avoidable. Thankfully, if you manage your type 2 diabetes properly you can continue to lead your normal life. Testing systems like our Okra glucose meter and test strips are great companions to help monitor your health.Here is how you an better manage your type 2 diabetes. What is Type...

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Diane Hwang

Do you have Diabetes?

OKRA News #06 Do you have Diabetes? ⓒ OKRA 21st Dec 2020 By Diane Hwang Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t produce enough insulin. This prevents you from breaking down glucose (or “blood sugar”) and using it for energy. If your insulin levels are too low, your blood sugar levels can become too high, leading to serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and damage to vital organs. What are the signs of diabetes? If you have diabetes, or you’re at risk, it’s important to check for signs of diabetes as soon as possible, so you can...

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Diane Hwang

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

OKRA News #05 What Causes Type 2 Diabetes? ⓒ OKRA 9th Dec 2020 By Diane Hwang Type 2 diabetes is the most progressive form of diabetes and can be a serious diagnosis if not managed properly. What causes type 2 diabetes, and what signs or symptoms should you look for? Here are the causes and signs of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Diabetes has been around for a very long time and type 2 is extremely common among Americans. Diabetes is developed over a long period of time in someone’s life and there are a lot of factors that play into...

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Learn from the Experts

OKRA was founded as a branch of our parent company, OSANG Healthcare. Our team of experts has over 25 years of experience in the medical supplies industry, and we’re passionate about passing that knowledge on to you. OKRA believes that everyone deserves to have the best and most up-to-date health information in order to make informed decisions about their health. We stay on top of the constantly evolving field of diabetes treatment, so that you have the knowledge you need to feel confident in your treatment decisions.

Knowledge Is Power

When you first get diagnosed with (pre)diabetes, ignoring your diagnosis may feel easier than researching it, and we can’t say we blame you — a diagnosis can be intimidating! But staying informed is one of the best ways to stay healthy when you’re living with diabetes. OKRA provides necessary, accurate, and trustworthy information in our diabetes blog, so you can understand the basics of this disease without being misled by false information.

Find the comprehensive information you need to manage your treatment by reading our latest diabetes articles. Our goal is to keep an open dialogue about living with diabetes and get you the right information to make informed choices about managing your treatment. Take a look through our diabetes blog posts on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes to learn more about diagnosing and treating your diabetes type.

Navigating this complicated disease can be overwhelming, so we explain all the necessary information in easy-to-read and straightforward diabetes articles. We also cover information about our own equipment, including our blood glucose meter and test strips. Additionally, OKRA has created helpful guides to using and troubleshooting your OKRA Test Kit, so you can be an expert home-user.

Be sure to check our diabetes blog regularly for new diabetes articles and helpful updates. OKRA’s goal is to build a community of healthy patients who are living happily with diabetes, and that starts with keeping you informed!