Did 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 positively impact diabetes management.
Do you have a plan?
Before the holidays, approach the dinner table with confidence about your current health. While visiting the podiatrist, share any updates or concerns. A podiatrist will examine your feet closely to look for non-healing wounds or foot ulcers. They may also look for signs of dry, cracked heels, poor circulation, and ingrown toenails.
We’re not talking about gifts! We’re talking about groceries. As the holidays approach, there will be goodies and snacks around the house, and we recommend that you shop around for diabetes-friendly items, too. Having these snacks in your home and within reach will make it easier to choose the right option. This holiday season, keep up the great work of monitoring your blood sugar levels.
Suppose you know that the holidays are a difficult time that can lead to stress eating, get help now. Family and friends want to see you enjoy the holiday season, too. Guess what? Podiatrists are here also to make healthy suggestions. Remember that many people make up your care team, and reach out to them for encouragement.
Here are specific ways to request help:
- ask for diabetes-friendly meals,
- reminders for checking your blood sugar,
- and support while exercising.
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.