Learn about JDRF’s Encapsulation Efforts

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In efforts to reach the ultimate goal of a world without T1D, JDRF has been a leader in driving encapsulation research forward.

Not sure what encapsulation research is?

Encapsulation describes a therapy where a pouch composed of beta cells or islet cells, surrounded by a protective barrier, is implanted into the body. The barrier keeps the newly implanted cells alive by hiding them from the immune system, providing a safe environment where they can function normally. The cells constantly assess the amount of glucose in the blood and release exactly the correct amount of insulin. And unlike islet transplants, no immunosuppressive drugs are required.

Watch this video to learn more about JDRF’s encapsulation research efforts:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAjFVtymkmc&feature=share&list=UU_FsA4Wr076QfCYdWo0eDsA&index=19[/youtube]

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