Bountiful, UT – September 17, 2019 – Skin Grip, a diabetic pre-cut adhesive tape that fits over constant glucose monitors (CGM) to help those living with type one diabetes expand their horizons, is determined to change the narrative and living constraints placed on type one diabetics.
Considering that 30-40% of diabetics wear a CGM as part of their daily routine to manage blood glucose, Skin Grip felt the need for a safer, stronger, and more aesthetically pleasing tape that would protect expensive CGM sensors and insulin pumps in any condition.
“Anyone living with type one diabetes knows that if proper care and attention isn’t pursued when monitoring the disease, it can completely control their quality of life,” said Isaac Parkinson, Founder and Owner of Skin Grip. “We didn’t think it was fair for type one diabetics to miss out on participating in their favorite activities. That’s what inspired us to create Skin Grip.”
Right now, approximately 9.4% of the U.S. population, or around 30 million Americans, live with type one diabetes. It’s also worth mentioning that approximately 1.25 million American children live with the condition as well. This significant portion of the population is required to take insulin and monitor blood sugar levels throughout the day, or else risk serious hospitalization, or worse.
Living with diabetes is not cheap. Insulin prices are constantly on the rise and prices of CGM sensors are tough to swallow. Skin Grip understood this problem and made a tape that would allow users to get the most out of their sensors. With ergonomic gripping technology, Skin Grip won’t fall off or become loose before the sensor has lived its full life. That way, users can swim, exercise, shower, or anything else they want to do without worrying about their expensive devices and sensors being wasted or damaged.
“With the technology available at our fingertips today, there’s no need for type one diabetics to suffer silently,” said Parkinson. “We’ve created an adhesive tape that is not only simple, but also durable, so diabetics everywhere can live life to the fullest without all the stresses of their disease.”
To use Skin Grip, you simply apply the patch over the CGM or insulin pump, secure it on the skin, and then you’re ready to live fearlessly.
The Skin Grip Line-Up
All adhesive patches are designed to extend sensor and pump life up to 14 days. The adhesive is water resistant, hypoallergenic, latex-free, and won’t cause skin irritation. Due to it’s 4-part backing, application is easy and painless. Tapes come in black, tan, pink, and blue colors, so that you can hide it easily or stand out depending on your preferences.
• Dexcom G6 Patches: Compatible with Dexcom G6.
• Dexcom G4/G5 Patches: Compatible with Dexcom G4 and Dexcom G5.
• Medtronic Guardian/Enlite/Libre Overpatches: Compatible with Medtronic Guardian, Enlite, Freestyle Libre, and Eversense CGMs.
• Omnipod Adhesive Patches: Compatible with Insulet Omnipod.
• Freestyle Libre & Infusion Set Patches: Also compatible with the Freestyle Libre, but can also be used on infusion sets and insulin pumps such as t:slim and MiniMed.
All Skin Grip patches are available at $24.99, making them a competitively priced and stylistic diabetes product that provides users with peace of mind.
For more information, or to shop the diabetic patches, visit: https://theskingrip.com/