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All About All-States Medical Supply

All About All-States Medical Supply

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All-States Medical (ASM) is a Durable Medical Equipment provider established in 1998. We are a family owned medical supply company consisting of 45 employees in the Western North Carolina region. Based out of Fletcher, North Carolina, All-States Medical provides direct mail service to patients’ homes all over the country. Our staff features English and Spanish speaking representatives to even better serve our patients. We supply diabetic testing supplies, footwear for patients with diabetes, orthotics, pain management supplies, and breathing assistance supplies to both Medicare and private insurance recipients. Through a patient oriented approach, All-States Medical provides supplies and equipment to serve over 10,000 patients with quality, consistent, personal care to every patient we service.

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Do You Struggle With Diabetes?

Do You Struggle With Diabetes?

The one guarantee about life is that it never gets less hectic. From running to work, to school, to play practices and more, it can be difficult to get on a schedule, especially if you’re trying to make healthy eating a priority. Diabetes only throws one more wrench into your life.

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Recent Updates

Practicing Mindfulness Without Meditation

Ever feel like you have big plans for the day, yet look up after only a few tasks to see it’s 4 p.m. already? We live in a society where we are constantly on the go, constantly engaged, and rarely take fully-invested time for ourselves. Technology is a beautiful thing, but not when it eats away at our wellbeing slowly. 

Mindfulness is something that has been around for centuries, but the practice has really just started to take hold in the States. Mindfulness is great for people from all different backgrounds – whether you’re a business owner, retired school teacher, or a mom or dad of two active kids, it’s important to step back from the present and find your inner energy for the day.

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Low Carb “Pasta” Options for Diabetics

Battling the carbohydrate monster is hard for people trying to lose weight, but for people with diabetes, it’s an absolute necessity. While you may be able to cut down on your candy or ice cream intake, it may be hard to cut out things like bread, potato chips, and of course, pasta.

Traditional white pasta has A LOT of carbs in it, and if you actually ate the serving size, it wouldn’t be such a huge problem for your blood sugars. However, most people find it near impossible to eat just a serving because your brain finds those processed carbs addicting.

The good news is that you can make variations of your favorite dishes and eat pretty much as much as you would like, just by taking out the pasta and replacing it with a substitute. We took 5 favorite pasta dishes and converted them so you can enjoy them even if you have diabetes or you’re just trying to lose weight by cutting some processed carbs!

1. Spaghetti Squash, Not Spaghetti Noodles

Squash is a very versatile vegetable that is fairly affordable and can be grown easily in your own backyard or even in a container. Spaghetti squash is an interesting type of squash, because when deseeded and cooked it resembles spaghetti.

If you love spaghetti and meatballs and don’t want to give it up, use spaghetti squash as a pasta substitute! The squash takes on the flavor of any sauce or seasoning, and has only 7 grams of carbs per cup, which includes about 2 grams of fiber! 

Here’s a great recipe even a beginner can tackle.


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Spiral Zucchini, Not Fettuccini Noodles 

Got a hankering for Chicken Alfredo or even linguini pasta salad? When you have to avoid pasta, you might think you have to give these up for good, but with some zucchinis and a spiral cutter, you can make a great dish in minutes!

Instead of slicing the zucchini, you can purchase a Veggetti or another type of spiralizer to cut the zucchini into strands. Sauté it to your desired consistency if doing a cooked dish, and then add your sauce or dressing. In one medium zucchini, there’s only 6 grams of carbs!

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Mix up this easy green salad that is perfect for a dinner when you’re alone or to impress guests as a refreshing side dish.


3. 
Eggplant, Not Lasagna Noodles

Even while watching your carbs, you can still layer up a lasagna and feel great about digging in. Eggplant is often mistaken for a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit. Eggplant is well known for its deep purple color and its hearty consistency. Use slices of eggplant as your noodles in your lasagna for a guilt-free dish anyone will enjoy.

Even if you’re a beginner at cooking, you can whip up this easy eggplant lasagna.


4. Cauliflower, not Elbow Noodles

Macaroni and cheese is a true comfort food, but it’s one that can get you in hot water when you go to test your blood sugar. There’s not much that is nutritious about mac and cheese, but everyone needs a little indulgence now and then. Instead of using elbow noodles to make your dish, cook up a head of cauliflower. Cauliflower is very versatile and doesn’t have much flavor, which makes it the perfect replacement for noodles in the mac and cheese dish.

You can have your comfort food and eat it too with this delicious recipe!


5. Shirataki Noodles, not Rice Noodles

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For anyone who loves thai dishes, you know how good rice noodles taste. The downside is that rice noodles spike your blood sugar levels just like any processed carb does. However, there’s a solution! You can enjoy your pad thai and feel good about it when you replace the rice noodles with Shirataki noodles. Shirataki noodles are thin and translucent noodles that are mainly water-soluble fiber. They’re super low in carbs and calories and have very little flavor. Because many people have discovered this ‘miracle’ noodle, more grocery stores are stocking them, which means you should be able to find them easily!

Put your culinary hat on and mix up this guilt-free pad thai.

Managing your diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you love. At All-States Medical, we know that having the right tools makes managing your diabetes and living the life you love much easier. Our professional patient service representatives are here to assist you any time you need help ordering your testing supplies. Give us a call at 1-800-362-0050 for more information on how our staff and products can work for you!

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The Winter Woes: How to Shovel Snow Without Irritating Your Back

 

Push, lift, twist, throw. Push, lift, twist, throw. This sequence of motions occurs each and every time we shovel snow, and with this winter we’re having, I’m not sure if we are out of the woods yet even if the groundhog says spring is on its way.

Shoveling snow is hard on any person, whether you’re younger or older. It’s amazing how after I shovel snow, muscles I never realized I had are in pain. But the worst is when you get that twinge in your back, and you know you’ve pulled something. You dread to wake up the next morning because you know how much it’s going to hurt trying to get out of bed.

According to WebMD, more than 11,000 adults and children go to the hospital every single year due to snow shoveling accidents and strains. That statistic doesn’t even account for the number of people who go to a chiropractor for their injuries!

The number one cause for back injuries while shoveling snow is trying to lift too much weight with your back while your back is not supported. When you are bending over and trying to lift snow, you’re loading up the weight only to then rotate to throw the snow and then BAM…. that’s when you get hurt! Weight + Twisting + Throwing = BAD.

If you want to learn how to shovel snow the correct way, I encourage you to watch this video made by Scott Gillman, a chiropractor who sees injuries from snow shoveling every day during the winter. This video is a great instructional guide for anyone who doesn’t want to pull out their back or worse:

 

Here are some tips I pulled from his video:

You should always engage your core, gluts, and legs fully – really concentrate! It might feel weird, but you’re taking the strain off your back and directing it down your legs instead. When shoveling, push the snow as much as you can without lifting. When you have to lift, keep your chin up, just like how a weightlifter would while doing squats.

DO NOT twist to throw the snow! Instead, engage those muscles, lift, and then point your toes, nose, and eyes all in the direction you’re going to place the snow. This way, you avoid unnecessary twisting that could land you a few visits to the chiropractor or worse – a visit to the emergency room.

If you’re having a hard time mastering the art of engagement when it comes to your core and legs, a back brace could help you tremendously. We are so confident our back braces will work for you, we offer a 90-day exchange or return guarantee on ANY of our back supports. Don’t let snow shoveling (or anything) leave you in pain! Make sure you have the knowledge and tools to make your life easier and more enjoyable.

 

 

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