Obese diabetes patients gain A1C benefit from bypass liner

10/1/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A small study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting revealed severely obese type 2 diabetes patients who used EndoBarrier, a duodenal-jejunal bypass liner, showed reduced A1C levels, dropping from 8.5% to 7.5% at one year. In addition, patients reduced their body weight by an average of 10% and experienced improvements in fasting glucose levels and systolic blood pressure.

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