Skin Grip donates profits from Diabetic Sensor Adhesives to fund 20 college scholarships

Skin Grip manufactures adhesive patches to help diabetics attach their continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps to their skin. They recently awarded 20 $1,000 college scholarships to students who “live fearlessly” with diabetes.

Skin Grip creates ultra-strong adhesive tapes and patches to help diabetics keep their monitoring devices firmly anchored to their skin during all activities, from sleeping to running to swimming. The company honors students with diabetes who bravely face challenges by awarding 20 college scholarships of $1,000.

Isaac Parkinson founded Skin Grip after watching his brother, a type 1 diabetic, struggle with the difficulties of the disease. Skin Grip’s waterproof, hypoallergenic adhesives save diabetics the worry of losing their continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and insulin pumps. Skin Grip Tape and Overpatches for Dexcom G6Freestyle Libre and other diabetic sensors can keep these devices in place on the skin for up to 10 days, regardless of the wearer’s active lifestyle.

Skin Grip promotes its “live without fear” mantra in the lives of students with diabetes through its Diabetes Scholarship Program. This year’s 20 winners were a mix of high school and undergraduate students who were diagnosed with diabetes. Each contestant had to submit a video showing how they “show resilience and determination to keep going when the going gets tough” and “fight to make the world a better place despite their diagnosis.”

“I know from my brother’s experiences with diabetes how difficult it can be to live with this disease,” Parkinson said. “We are so inspired by our scholars. They refuse to let diabetes limit their lives and their ability to help others.

Parkinson said the cost of insulin, doctor visits, diabetes machines and other medical supplies can become a heavy burden for students trying to fund higher education.

“We are thrilled to ease some of the financial burden on these students and look forward to seeing them continue to do great things in the world,” Parkinson said.

Skin Grip is dedicated to improving the lives of diabetics, not only through their diabetic sensor patches and tapes, but also through their charitable actions. In addition to their annual scholarships, Skin Grip donates all profits from their sales one day a month to a diabetes support charity chosen by their customers. They recently donated thousands of dollars to support the diabetic community in Ukraine.

To learn more about Skin Grip’s adhesive products or charitable efforts, visit

About skin grip

Skin Grip manufactures strong adhesive tapes to keep monitors attached to the skin so diabetics can participate in their favorite activities with peace of mind. They offer patches for all types of glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

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