From the Experts:

“Medical devices bridge the gap between medication that is not fulfilling its promise and surgery that is not desirable to many patients. Medical devices, used in combination with medications, can drive patients into a much better metabolic state."

Carel Le Roux, MRCP, PHD, FRCP Consultant in Metabolic Medicine, Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland

Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity

Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from responding correctly to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that moves sugar (also called glucose) into your fat, liver, and muscle cells to give them energy. When sugar cannot get into these cells (to be stored for energy) it builds up in your blood.

Type 2 diabetes usually occurs slowly over time. Most people with the disease are already carrying excess weight when they are diagnosed. Excess weight makes it harder for the body to use insulin the correct way. Family history and genes play a large role in type 2 diabetes. Low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight around the waist increase your risk.

To learn more about type 2 diabetes, visit our ‘Support & Advocacy Groups’ page

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Your Dual Challenge...

People living with type 2 diabetes or excess weight and a co-morbidity are in a constant struggle to manage their health and well-being. Type 2 diabetes tends to get worse over time and can lead to serious health complications. Combined with excess weight, the problem becomes a challenge that significantly impacts their overall lives.

The EndoBarrier Advantage

Current options for controlling type 2 diabetes and weight are wide-ranging. You should consult with your doctor to determine which therapy is right for you.

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How It Works

As part of the natural digestive process, partially digested food mixes with several substances produced by your body. When the EndoBarrier liner is placed, partially digested food passes through its center, but it is not allowed to mix with these substances until food has passed completely through the liner.

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Find a Physician

Locate a treatment center near you that offers EndoBarrier Therapy.

Is EndoBarrier Therapy Right for You?

EndoBarrier Therapy for type 2 diabetes and weight loss doesn’t rely on medication or involve invasive surgery to decrease your blood sugar and body weight. EndoBarrier Therapy uses cutting-edge technology and world-class innovation to dramatically change the way your body responds to food.

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity Facts :

  • Approximately 500 million adults are obese.
  • More than 320 million suffer from type 2 diabetes.
  • More than 63 million people face the dual challenge of managing both.
  • Type 2 diabetes tends to get worse over time and can lead to serious health complications.
  • Having type 2 diabetes significantly increases the chance of having cardiovascular and neurological health issues.

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