2019 JDRF One Walk: A closer look at encapsulation

February 20, 2019 07:04 PM

Once again this year, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is helping out in the effort to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The 2019 JDRF One Walk is scheduled for Saturday at Mall of America in Bloomington. The event's goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes.

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KSTP JDRF One Walk coverage

In advance of the event, KSTP's  Chris Egert took a closer look at NanoVault's encapsulation device. 

The Minnesota-based company is testing a new metallic capsule that would produce insulin - an alternative to using synthetic insulin and having to inject it. 

Encapsulation is one method of treatment JDRF is investing research dollars on that could dramatically decrease insulin dependence.  

Egert will lead Team KSTP at Saturday's event. The goal is to raise $1.7 million to help such life-saving research continue.

See more in the video box above.


 

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