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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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What to Do When Your Blood Sugar Is High

OKRA News By Diane Hwang Monitoring Your Blood Sugar When You Have Diabetes Regulating blood sugar is the primary function of all diabetes management plans. Hyperglycemia, also known as high blood sugar, affects individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and is a significant concern. Educating a person about what to do when blood sugar is high is the first step in successfully managing diabetes. Know What the Triggers Are The following conditions can trigger high blood sugar: You forget to take your insulin or medication You have eaten too many carbohydrates You have an infection in your body...

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What Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

OKRA News What Causes Type 2 Diabetes? ⓒ OKRA 24th Apr 2021 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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How to Prevent Diabetes with Family History

OKRA News By Diane Hwang Genetic diabetes: Are You at Risk? If you have an immediate family member diagnosed with diabetes (such as a parent or sibling), you may also be at increased risk of developing genetic diabetes. You may also have an increased risk for developing pre-diabetes. Diabetes results in the body having too much blood sugar and can cause life-threatening health problems if left untreated. Is Diabetes Hereditary? Yes, it Can Be Once you are aware of genetic diabetes in your family, it’s understandable that you would begin to worry and wonder whether the condition is hereditary and...

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Demystifying the Top 4 Diabetes Myths

OKRA News By Diane Hwang In 2020, the CDC released a report on diabetes in America that presented statistics on “the state of the disease.” The results were fascinating; about 34.2 million Americans — nearly 1 in 10 — were living with diabetes, and about 88 million American adults had some form of prediabetes. With so many Americans living with some form of this condition, you might think that diabetes has “gone mainstream,” and that the public at large has a better understanding of the disease. But unfortunately, that still is not the case. Even today, there are still many...

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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!