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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.

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How To Check Blood Sugar Levels

How To Check Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetics must keep track of their blood sugar levels as it helps them manage diabetes while lowering the likelihood of developing complications. Below are some tips which will help you check blood sugar levels at any time. Use A Blood Test Meter There are a bunch of different glucometers on the market, so choosing the best one can be challenging for beginners. If you are uncertain of which one to pick there are websites like this that carry different brands and highlight their various characteristics. Those that have vision issues have to be careful which brands they purchase and some...

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Hyperglycemia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Hyperglycemia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Doctors use the term hyperglycemia to describe higher blood glucose. This phenomenon occurs when a patient’s body has insufficient insulin or is incapable of utilizing insulin properly. It is commonly seen in people that have type one and two diabetes. Symptoms The most frequent symptoms associated with this condition include a persistent need to urinate, excess thirst, elevated sugar levels within the urine, and higher blood sugar in general. A fundamental part of managing diabetes is regularly inspecting one’s blood sugar levels. Do this and treat your elevated blood sugar in advance to help prevent problems. Causes There are a...

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Most Effective Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Diabetes

Most Effective Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a devastating condition, and like most diseases scientists and doctors have failed to find a cure. Given the extremely high cost of healthcare in the United States, you must do everything in your power to reduce your chances of getting it in the first place, which can be accomplished by adhering to the following lifestyle changes to avoid diabetes. Dramatically Reduce Your Sugar Intake The majority of processed and packaged foods sold in the market today have some type of sugar in them. While you don’t have to stop eating sugary foods entirely, you want to dramatically reduce...

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The Proper Use Of Glucose Meters And Diabetic Test Strips

The Proper Use Of Glucose Meters And Diabetic Test Strips

For millions of diabetics across the United States, utilizing glucose meters to monitor their blood sugar levels has become a daily ritual. Despite the fact that these tools are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, below are some tips to ensure you safely use glucose meters and diabetic test strips in the proper manner. Safety Considerations Below are some safety considerations that every diabetic and or their caretaker should be aware of: Perform a quality control inspection: Test the meter periodically through the usage of control solutions to ascertain whether the meter and strip are working correctly. The instructions...

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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!