Meal Planning with Diabetes

31299756 S Diabetes Healthcare Medicare Treatment HandsDid you know that November is American Diabetes Month? This condition impacts millions of Americans. For patients, the complications can require attention from various specialists, including optometrists, physical therapists, and podiatrists. As the holiday season approaches, Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center wants to empower his patients by helping them choose meals wisely. Diet and exercise are among the lifestyle habits that can…

Summer and Diabetic Foot Care

1577059 M Vacation Ocean Beach Father SonDon’t let diabetes get you down this summer! Dr. Brandon A. Macy is here to help you enjoy the family vacation, summer sports, and beach trips without complications to your foot and ankle health. Here are some tips to take along this summer. Share these helpful recommendations with your family and friends, too. Infection and dangerous blood sugar levels are concerning for patients with diabetes,…

Diabetes and Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving DayNovember 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…

How to Protect Your Feet While Staying Warm

32504307 S Wool Socks Woman Coffee FeetThe temperatures are dropping, and winter is on the way. In colder weather, it’s important to keep your feet and toes warm. For patients with diabetes, this requires a few safety measures to ensure that your feet are staying warm — and safe. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that impacts patients who have diabetes. In short, peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage, and this damage impacts…

The Importance of Diabetic Footcare

41666603 Legs WalkingOne of the most serious conditions a podiatrist has to contend with is diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar or glucose levels are too high. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that in some cases, can lead to amputation. It is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include: Unusual thirst – the need for fluid…

The Dangers of Diabetic Ulcers

24176226 Gauze Bandage The Foot,treating Patients With Foot UlcersAfter a diagnosis of diabetes, there are a lot of things to think about: maintaining blood sugar levels, improving eating habits, removing unhealthy habits, and making lifestyle changes to keep healthy. With all the possible major complications, such as kidney issues, neuropathy, and even eyesight issues, you’ll have to be careful of diabetic ulcers as well. About ulcers: An ulcer is a skin problem such…

Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers for Diabetic Children

43914595 Close Up View Of Classmates Sitting On Bench On CampusYour child has just been diagnosed with diabetes. While it can be a lot to take in, it may also not be as bad as you think. Children can adapt pretty well, as long as parents are well-informed and can help them make adjustments along the way. There are some important lifestyle changes to make, however, and we’ll give you some tips on keeping your…

Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Snow Boots Cold Winter Feet Legs 1148946 SAs the winter weather fluctuates as much as it has, it is important as ever to pay attention to dressing properly for the weather. This is especially important when it comes to footwear for folks who have diabetes. There are higher risks for injury or foot health issues in the colder weather. It’s hard enough for diabetics to care for themselves, so we at Clark…

Foot Care for Diabetics

People with diabetes are more prone to foot problems because they may experience numbness and decreased blood flow. This loss of feeling in the feet can result in small issues that get worse; diabetics may not realize that their feet have cuts, sores, or ulcers and end up not taking care of them promptly. The lower blood flow to the feet can also slow healing…

Diabetes and Your Feet

Every year, millions of people are affected by diabetes. Did you know that diabetes can affect your feet as well? Yes, diabetes is responsible for causing two major types of foot problems. Diabetic neuropathy is when diabetes is not managed or controlled well and leads to nerve damage. This means that if the nerves in your feet or legs are affected, you may not feel…