|English: Diagram shows insulin release from the Pancreas and how this lowers blood sugar leves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The trial is for EndoBarrier, a thin, flexible, tubed-shaped liner that forms a barrier between food and a portion of the intestinal wall.
The EndoBarrier works by blocking food from coming into contact with the first part of a patient’s intestine. Studies have found that when absorption is blocked there, it helps the body control blood glucose.
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