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We’re Here for You

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

Warning Signs: What Are the 3 Most Common Symptoms of Undiagnosed Diabetes?

OKRA News By Diane Hwang According to the American Diabetes Association (as of 2018), 34.2 million people (or 10.5% of the population of the US) have diabetes. Of those 34.2 million, 7.3 million are undiagnosed. That’s 24% of people living with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Having undiagnosed diabetes symptoms can be dangerous. Here is a look at the different kinds of diabetes, as well as the top 3 most common symptoms. If you or someone you know has these 3 symptoms, it’s time to visit the doctor. What Are the Types of Diabetes? Diabetes is divided into two types: Type...

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Diane Hwang

Flying with Diabetes: A Travel Checklist

OKRA News By Diane Hwang Whether your job has you jet setting around the world, you only travel for vacations, or somewhere in-between, if you have diabetes, you have to prepare a bit more thoroughly than others. From your meter to your testing strips, there’s a lot to think about. After all, you don’t want to be caught somewhere new without your supplies! That’s why we crafted this checklist to make traveling with diabetes safe, easy, and fun. (Hint: bookmark this page so you can save it for your next trip!) Things to Take when Flying with Diabetes You know...

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Diane Hwang

Symptoms of Fluctuating Blood Sugar Throughout the Day

OKRA News By Diane Hwang Let’s talk about how your blood sugar level values may fluctuate throughout your day-to-day life. Not every change will mean you need to worry or completely ignore it. There are many reasons why your levels may fluctuate, also called dysglycemia, so grab your blood sugar level monitor and let’s dig in. What Is Dysglycemia? Simply put, dysglycemia is a broad term that refers to any abnormality in your blood sugar levels. It can include both hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Your blood sugar is regulated through insulin, which is a hormone...

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Diane Hwang

Daily Self Care Tips for Your Health & Diabetes

OKRA News By Diane Hwang Diabetes is a condition that affects every 1 in 10 Americans. Even more people are living with prediabetes, which if left unchecked, can progress into diabetes. While there is no cure for diabetes, there are steps you can take to improve how diabetes affects your health. Following these diabetes care tips, we hope that you’ll feel inspired to take action on improving your health, your habits, and find joy in your daily activities that help nourish your body. The Effects of Diabetes Diabetes seriously affects your body for the long term. Let’s just take a...

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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!