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The U.S. Alliance of Diabetes Treatment Centers (USADTC) is a multi-disciplinary medical professional membership alliance. We are committed to transparency and the highest ethical standards of care. We are a scientific and educational organization dedicated to promoting the science of clinical diabetes and metabolism for the improvement of patient care and public health.
The U.S. Alliance of Diabetes Treatment Centers is gaining momentum.
We are finding volunteers for clinical trials for Diabetes Metabolic Restorative Therapy (DMRT).
We are asking the Administration and Congress for DMRT research funding at the National Institutes of Health and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We are engaging with State Diabetes Control Programs to increase state support to increase DMRT access and treatment for diabetic patients.
DMRT is a metabolic pancreas treatment that has shown promising and life-changing results for many Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients but remains to be fraught with skepticism and still considered an experimental treatment by many in the medical arena.
Our research will meet the rigorous standards and criteria within the medical and scientific community before being published and we will strive to bring the world definitive protocols and guidelines that will be able to assist providers with well-defined health care decisions.
The U.S. Alliance is educating our current legislators, insurance payers and multi-specialty providers in the healthcare community with systematically developed, evidence-based research that Diabetes Metabolic Restorative Therapy (DMRT) has the ability to slow, stop or reverse the progression of comorbidities in many diabetic patients.
Science and technology drive health care, with technology increasing the pace of scientific discovery. Innovations in therapies and care models can expand access to care and remove disparities.
We believe that providers and patients can actively influence healthcare policy.
Our already heavily burdened healthcare system as well as our communities will greatly benefit.
We support and advocate for Diabetics and their loved ones who deserve better treatment options and care by providing new treatment strategies.
We strive to help diabetic patients improve their quality of life, achieve their wellness goals, and heal their body to live their best life possible.
Tuesday, July 18, 2018
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
U.S. Alliance of Diabetes Treatment Centers Chairman of the Board, Jack Lewin MD and Tennessee Board Member Jim Walker held several important meetings in Washington DC this week ON BEHALF OF THE U.S. ALLIANCE OF DIABETES TREATMENT CENTERS seeking Congressional support for continuation of or resumption of CMS/Medicare reimbursement for Diabetes Metabolic Restorative Therapy (DMRT). We were accompanied in our meetings by Bill Signer of the Carmen Group.
We had lunch with Congressman Tom Reed R-NY, who is Co-Chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus. Reed has personally struggled with Type 2 diabetes, and has a son with Type 1. He understands the issues well and has expressed a interest in supporting our efforts. We believe he will prove to be a strong advocate.
We met for the second time with the staff leaders of the Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee chaired by Senator Lamar Alexander R-TN, who has also pledged to advocate for us. Jim Walker knows him personally. They feel a much more effective approach than writing letters on our behalf to CMS is to arrange a direct meeting of the Alliance with Seema Verma, Administrator of CMS, to request coverage with evidence development (CED) or a CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) pilot project grant. Both would provide reimbursement during a typical 12 month period while research and or outcomes data is collected and shared with the agency.
We also met with senior staff of Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn R-TN, who organized the meeting after discussing our goals directly with Jim Walker, her friend and constituent. They offered to get others engaged and will support Senator Alexander’s effort to get a top level CMS meeting going.
I met briefly later on Wednesday with staff of two other members of the House I know personally to let them know what we’re doing. When the Seema Verma meeting is scheduled, Alliance members who can attend will also want to meet with their own state members of Congress at the same time.
We made some great progress on this visit, but there is more to come! — Jack Lewin MD
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Diabetic Retinopathy Reversal (DRE)
DME is an accumulation of fluid in the macula—part of the retina that controls our most detailed vision abilities—due to leaking blood vessels.
Evaluation of existing data with DMRT indicates that DME responds quickly.
DRE affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.
Hypothesis: DMRT will arrest the progression of these disorders and, to some degree, reverse their impact.
Methodology: Study group will receive standardized DMRT in addition to conventional therapy.
Neil S. Patel, MD - NYC
Jack lewin, MD - NYC
Study Size: 40 Patients + 30 Patient Control Group
Study Time Frame: 6 months with interim report in 3 months
New York City, New York
Endpoints: Retinavues and standard ophthalmological metrics will demonstrate quantifiable improvement in DME and DRE.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 8:30 AM EST
Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) Breakfast
Mr. Neal is the ranking democrat on ways and Means and would become Chairman if the Democrats take over W&M has oversight for CMS Budgets.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 12:00 PM EST
Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) Lunch
Mr. Reed is a very influential member of the House Committee on Ways & Means and is a member of the Republican Whip team. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus.
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by Science News Staff | March 23,2018
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Our Members are multi-disciplinary physicians, healthcare administrators and healthcare business owners. They may also be nurse practitioners, registered nurses and healthcare practice managers.
All of our members are engaged and have a continuing professional interest in the research outcomes of Diabetes Metabolic Restorative Therapy (DMRT) in conjunction with utilizing conventional diabetes treatment, including medication management, nutrition and education for their diabetic patients.
Our Members are committed to the mission, supporting the purposes and objectives of the U.S. Alliance of Diabetes Treatment Centers and contributing their experience, insights and time.
It is the personal responsibility for all of our Members to be held up to the highest degree of professional ethics and personal integrity.
Your membership gives you access to networking opportunities with multi-specialty providers and other Diabetes Metabolic Restorative Therapy (DMRT) providers.
Your membership grants you inclusion and information with regards to:
· Legislative strategies of the Alliance
· Registry concept
· Protocol consistency and effectiveness collaboration
· Research update and progress reports
· USADTC Association business meetings and agendas
· Strategic Plans re: CMS and research objectives
Full Charter membership status confers the privilege of nominating board members, voting and holding a board seat. These memberships are not transferable.
Full Charter Members contribute financially by paying annual membership dues.
The Associate Membership is a basic membership requiring no financial dues.
Associate members do not have the privilege of nominating board members, voting or holding a board seat.
Send an email request to the Chairman of the Board of the US Alliance of Diabetes Treatment Centers at Jack Lewin M.D.,
Send us a brief bio and reason why you would like to become a member.
Qualifications will be reviewed and the Board will vote on acceptance.
If you desire to become a Full Charter Member, your membership dues must be paid for full membership privileges.
If you desire to become an Associate Member no membership dues but in-kind services and collaboration (e.g. Best Practices, Protocol sharing, etc.) will be required.
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