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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.

Stacy Kim
What Are The Different Types Of Diabetes?

What Are The Different Types Of Diabetes?

While people tend to use the word “diabetes” as a generalized term, in actuality there are four different types of diabetes. Knowing the differences between them is important because although the conditions are related, there are variations regarding traits, complications, and symptoms. Prediabetes Although prediabetes isn’t technically considered a type, it is a precursor where an individual will manifest higher levels of blood sugar that aren’t sufficient to classify as type two diabetes, but which are still abnormal. It is estimated that 1 in every 3 Americans has it. They often won’t experience specific symptoms, which increases their likelihood of...

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Stacy Kim
What Are The First Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes?

What Are The First Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes manifests itself as an affliction where the body no longer has the capacity to utilize glucose within the blood. There are at least a dozen signs of type 2 diabetes. The ones highlighted below are the most important to look out for. Blurry Vision This typically occurs in situations where diabetes is not being managed because a person is not aware they have it. Blurred vision usually occurs when blood sugar levels suddenly spike, affecting the miniature blood vessels within the eyes, making fluid seep inside their lens. While the blurriness will resolve itself in the early...

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Diane Hwang

Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar: How to Prevent Hypoglycemia

OKRA News By Diane Hwang When you have diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels is essential. It can help prevent long-term health problems and make your daily life easier. Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, is when your glucose levels fall below approximately 70mg/dL. When your blood sugar is too low for too long, it can cause confusion, headaches, fainting, or even more serious conditions like coma and death. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent this (including keeping a low blood sugar test kit handy). 1) Follow Your Doctor’s Recommendations Working with your primary care physician...

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Diane Hwang

Glucose Levels Range: Understanding Glucose and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, the first step in understanding it — and its relation to glucose — is to understand exactly what blood sugar is and what causes it to rise. To that end, we’ve created a handy glucose levels diabetes chart to help you get started. How to Manage Blood Sugar First, keep the above glucose levels diabetes chart handy. Then, the key is keeping in mind how glucose and diabetes work together. Glucose: the carbs and sugars in your food and drinks that turn into sugar in your digestive system before moving to your bloodstream Insulin: a hormone...

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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!