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Welcome to the MPT blog. We want to share with you all the exciting things happening in our company from the latest technology developments to the great things our employees are doing in our community.

  • August 20, 2014 Sending your child to school with diabetes: What you should know

    With the school year nearly upon us, now is a good time to take a look at your child’s needs before they hop on the bus. School takes up a large chunk of time in a day... Read more

  • August 13, 2014 CDC: What We Can Do About America's Obesity Epidemic

    Just how fat are we? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 33 percent of American adults are overweight and 34 percent are obese. That’s... Read more

  • August 6, 2014 Gestational Diabetes vs Type 2 Diabetes

    There’s been a lot of talk in the last couple years about gestational diabetes, but what exactly is that? And how is it different from type 2 diabetes? According to the... Read more

  • August 4, 2014 San Diego County aims for the heart

    San Diego County is about to take a big step forward in addressing the health of its citizens. Thanks to a nearly $6 million grant as part of the Affordable Care Act, the... Read more

  • July 21, 2014 Improve your cholesterol, improve your life

    It’s fairly common knowledge these days that too much of a certain kind of cholesterol can have serious repercussions on your health including heart disease. But still,... Read more

  • July 14, 2014 American Heart Association: Hold the salt, America

    According to the American Heart Association, some 97 percent of people surveyed recently didn’t know how much sodium they were getting in a given day. Even more troubling... Read more

  • June 23, 2014 Fasting safely during Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan begins this weekend for Muslims around the world. This month, when it is said Mohammed first received the revelations that led to the writing of the... Read more

  • June 10, 2014 Happy birthday, AHA!

    The fate of many can be affected by the actions of a few. Time and again through history, this has been proven true. Today we celebrate it in the form of the American Heart... Read more

  • June 5, 2014 An aspirin a day...

    The FDA has released a short Q and A about the practice of taking an aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks or strokes. It’s a popular belief that taking one of those... Read more

  • June 2, 2014 Playtime with diabetes

    Can a doll be diabetic? No. But, if you’re like 11-year-old Anja Busse of Antigo, Wisconsin, that doesn’t matter - all you need is imagination. Or maybe a doll that... Read more

  • May 20, 2014 HIT me: How to get a week's worth of exercise in two sessions

    A lot of people talk about walking for 30 minutes every day or running four or five times a week. There’s a lot of info out there that suggests hitting the gym for an hour... Read more

  • May 12, 2014 Physical Inactivity: The Cinderella Risk Factor

    You know the story: Something considered totally unimportant, overlooked and overworked, ends up being the one. It’s a theme that resonates, which is why the story has... Read more

  • May 7, 2014 How far do we have to go in the fight against diabetes?

    The study notes that further research into the causes of these increases is necessary. But one thing is clear: While as a society were obviously getting better at dealing... Read more

  • May 5, 2014 The Red Riders are coming

    “The Red Riders are coming.” It’s not a line from the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” It’s the arrival of the American Diabetes Association’s annual Tour... Read more

  • April 29, 2014 Drink this every day to reduce your diabetes risk

    You’re at work, finishing up a report, reaching absently for that ceramic mug next to your desk that has a famous cartoon character on it. It’s empty. You frown and ask... Read more

  • April 21, 2014 Well, well-done - Diabetes complications drop considerably

    Good news, everyone! According to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, heart attacks and strokes associated with... Read more

  • April 14, 2014 Never give up, never surrender: Diabetes won't stop you

    Give up on what you love? Who wants to do that? Certainly not Becky Feruta of Boulder, CO. When she was diagnosed with diabetes by her doctor, Feruta says in an interview... Read more

  • March 19, 2014 March 25 is Diabetes Alert Day

    March 25 isn’t just a Tuesday - it’s the American Diabetes Association’s annual Alert Day. What is Alert Day? It’s the day the Association urges a “wake-up call”... Read more

  • March 10, 2014 Type 1 Diabetes: A Picture 'Not Fully Painted'

    h/t - The Herald of Everett: Arlingtons Chief for a Day is Diabetes Myth Buster... Read more

  • January 30, 2014 An app a day shouldn't keep the doctor away

    They call them “smartphones” for a reason - they can do so much more than just make calls or send text messages. These days, there are apps for everything from finding... Read more

  • January 27, 2014 Your poor sleep is aging you prematurely

    Remember the last time you woke up in the morning, completely rested and ready to tackle the day? If not, researchers are saying that your lack of sleep might contribute to... Read more

  • January 10, 2014 Diabetes, disaster preparation and you

    Managing diabetes is something many people live with in their day to day lives. But what happens when life gets disrupted? In 2005, Hurrican Katrina devastated the city of... Read more

  • December 27, 2013 Heroes helping hearts: Treating congenital heart valve disease in children

    Here at MPT, we talk a lot about heart disease, but normally when we do, we’re talking about adult patients. But the truth is that children can suffer from their own... Read more

  • December 18, 2013 How you should alter your workouts when it's cold outside

    Now that temperatures in the Northeast have dipped into freezing, here are a few tips for those of you out there looking to keep active through the season who may not be able... Read more

  • December 8, 2013 How much exercise should your diabetic child be doing?

    Just how much exercise does it take to reduce your child’s risk of developing diabetes? Not much, and your kids might just enjoy doing it. The video below, released by the... Read more

  • November 25, 2013 Diabetic? You don't need to skip the holiday treats

    The holidays are a time commonly associated with things like family time, a spirit of giving, and, well, lots and lots of delicious but probably unhealthy foods. Feasts are... Read more

  • October 31, 2013 Fruits and vegetables: Great even for Muppets

    As part of her initiative to promote a healthier and more active lifestyle for children across the United States, First Lady Michelle Obama recently appeared in a series of... Read more

  • October 18, 2013 Nick Jonas talks about being diagnosed with diabetes

    I was days away from a coma, says pop music star Nick Jonas. Diagnosed early in his career, the young celebrity has learned to manage the disease over the last few years. In... Read more

  • October 10, 2013 Challenged Athletes: Getting back in the game

    The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragedy that has rocked our nation. But more than that, many of the survivors will have to live the rest of their lives with disabilities.... Read more

  • October 7, 2013 Living beautifully with diabetes

    Meet Molly. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age, Molly has learned to manage her condition. She's made it a part of her life, thanks in part to help from friends,... Read more

  • April 11, 2013 Diabetic Ulcers: Treatment and Prevention

    According to the CDC, some 15% of the roughly 25 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer. These ulcers are dangerous, often lead to... Read more

  • March 18, 2013 Obesity in Adults

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one third of adult Americans is classified as obese. Obesity is an epidemic that has increased dramatically in the... Read more

  • February 12, 2013 After the Lab: Studying Talymed in a Practical Setting

    A patient lies on a hospital bed, nervous. But theres no reason to be: a nurse is in the room, helping him with a bandage on his foot. She smiles at him and assures him... Read more

  • February 1, 2013 Go Red For Women

    Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Caused by plaque buildups in arteries that disrupts blood flow, a process known as atherosclerosis, heart disease can lead to... Read more

  • January 24, 2013 Excitement in the lab: Studying Talymed at MUSC

    In the pursuit of scientific knowledge, laboratory research is the backbone of many fields. At the Medical University of South Carolina, the Department of Regenerative... Read more

  • January 17, 2013 In the LABBB: Real-world experience for students with special needs

    Partnerships are one of the key methods to the success of Marine Polymer Technologies. We’ve forged alliances with the world’s top minds and the nation’s top hospitals,... Read more

  • December 21, 2012 Happy holidays from MPT

    The holidays are an interesting time when old and new combine. We look back at the events of the year and celebrate old traditions while looking forward to the future. With... Read more

  • December 13, 2012 In retirement, Radu Giurca looks forward

    Radu Giurca, Marine Polymer Technologies’s Director of Research and Development, is retiring after more than a decade of service. Giurca joined MPT in 1999 and has helped... Read more