An accomplished dentist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS, has treated patients through the Aesthetic Dentistry Group since 2007. Dr. Nick Rauber has a long history of charitable volunteerism and community support that goes back to his teenage years, when he established the long-running Swollfest Fishing Rodeo. Over the years, Swollfest has evolved to become one of the top 25 national donors for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Supported by more than 14,000 health care professionals and over a million volunteers, the ADA is dedicated to assisting individuals with diabetes both directly and through a range of public policy efforts. As part of its mission to lower the cost of insulin and keep it low, the organization recently released a comprehensive public policy statement that addressed the continuing need for increased insulin affordability in both the long and short-term.
The ADA’s recommendations include full transparency across the insulin supply chain, low cost-sharing/no cost-sharing for insulin, and improved access to health care coverage in general. The ADA also supports the development of regulatory processes that encourage the production and distribution of biosimilar insulins.
Having obtained his DDS from the Louisiana State University dental school, Dr. Nicholas Rauber has spent nearly a decade at Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge. In this position, Dr. Nick Rauber provides patients with a range of dental services, from fillings to root canal therapy. Dr. Nick Rauber founded the Swollfest fishing rodeo, a charity event benefiting the American Diabetes Association and other nonprofits.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides a number of resources to individuals living with diabetes, including tips on how to maintain healthy eating habits while spending the night out at a restaurant.
To begin, individuals should have a firm understanding of when they will be dining, particularly if they need to take an insulin shot or diabetes medication. People with diabetes should discuss insulin doses and eating times with a trusted medical professional.
Ordering from a restaurant is another critical process for individuals living with diabetes. Though dietary habits and goals can differ considerably from one person to the next, it is important to patronize restaurants that offer an array of choices when it comes to limiting salt intake, increasing fiber, and other nutrition priorities. Those with diabetes should not hesitate to make certain requests, if possible, such as declining any extra butter or salt during the preparation process. To learn more, visit www.diabetes.org.