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By Clark Podiatry Center
March 08, 2021
Category: Foot Care

We’re proud to share that we have been comfortably and safely accommodating patients at Clark Podiatry Center. Safety remains a top priority for our patients and staff. As we enter a new season, Dr. Brandon A. Macy and his staff are here to support you with your appointment needs. If you have missed appointments, now is the time to put them back on your calendar. For patients with diabetes, there is an additional sense of urgency.

Here are three reasons to make an appointment:

Get a second look

If you’ve been doing daily foot inspections at home, keep up the great work. We love to hear how our patients care for their feet between appointments. Regular visits allow for your podiatrist to get a second, closer look at your feet. For patients with diabetes, a cut may go unnoticed and develop into a diabetic ulcer. Swollen feet may be a sign of poor circulation.

Address any concerns

During the past year, many people have reduced their visits to specialists to limit interaction with the public. We understand, but we also want to hear any questions or concerns you may have. If you have noticed new symptoms or following up on an injury, we want to support you. Learn more about foot care for patients with diabetes.

Save your feet

Infection is dangerous for anyone, but patients with diabetes may miss these early symptoms because of a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. This condition is nerve damage, which causes patients to lose feeling in their feet or toes. Unfortunately, some patients won’t recognize they have a non-healing wound until it’s too late. The next appointment could be a battle against an infection.

We’ve missed our visits with you. Add a podiatry appointment to your calendar and see a foot and ankle specialist regularly. At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.

By Clark Podiatry Center
November 09, 2020
Category: Diabetic Foot Care

November is the month that kicks off holiday meals, beginning with Thanksgiving. While the gathering may look different this year, the delicious dishes are still part of the plan. This month is also American Diabetes Month, which raises awareness about this chronic condition and shares ways to reduce the risk of a diagnosis. At Clark Podiatry Center, we’re looking forward to celebrating, too. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your meals while caring for your feet and ankles.

Start with a plan

If this is your first holiday with diabetes, start by understanding the foundations of a healthy meal plan. The American Diabetes Association highlights fruits and vegetables, lean meats and plant-based protein sources, less added sugar, and less processed foods.

Read the labels

Without reading the label, you may think you’re picking a healthy food option. Canned fruit, for example, is something to notice. When grocery shopping, look for labels that include “unsweetened,” “no added sugar,” or “packed in its own juices.”

Shop for superfoods

Many food choices are rich in all the good stuff, including vitamins, minerals, fiber, and more. While doing everything in moderation, these foods have tremendous health benefits. Add foods like beans, citrus fruit, sweet potatoes, berries, tomatoes, nuts, and other choices to your grocery list. Learn more here.

Save some for later

Although Thanksgiving is one day, there’s always room for leftovers. Don’t feel pressure to finish your plate. Instead, leave room to enjoy your favorite dishes the next day. Staying on track with your blood sugar will help you feel your best throughout the holiday weekend.

Preparing for Thanksgiving? Make sure that you test your blood sugar often and continue to check your feet daily. If you notice any changes to your feet, including a diabetic foot ulcer or a painful ingrown toenail, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.



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