Clear Unmet Medical Need

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The management of type 2 diabetes and obesity has improved with the evolution of new pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures. However, despite these improvements, many patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity remain inadequately treated and controlled.

Medical devices are emerging with the potential to fill the gap between pharmaceutical regimens and surgery. These devices will initially benefit patients who have not been able to manage their type 2 diabetes with lifestyle adjustments or medications and for whom the risks of surgery are unacceptable. Ultimately, these devices may also serve the needs of patients earlier in the stage of their disease, or later to complement pharmaceutical agents.

There is a clear need for treatment alternatives for patients who are not responsive to medical therapy and do not see surgery as an option. GI Dynamics’ EndoBarrier® Therapy is a first of its kind approach to help patients take better control of their health.