HOW TO USE

Each Skin Grip adhesive patch is made from breathable, comfortable materials with a latex-free and hypoallergenic adhesive underneath. We recommend wearing it over your glucose monitor even while showering, exercising, and even swimming. Its waterproof properties will protect your sensors in any condition. Patches usually last 7-10 days on the skin. The instructions below will help ensure that you get the most out of your Skin Grip patches!

 

Skin Prep

  • Be sure that the sensor and patch area are clean and dry. 
  • We recommend that the area of skin be free from any hair. You can do this by shaving or clipping hair from the location.
  • Do not apply to any damaged skin such as cuts, scrapes, bruises, rashes, or sunburns.
  • For maximum adhesive strength we recommend wiping the area of skin with an adhesive wipe such as Skin Tac.

Applying Skin Grip 

Be sure to not touch the sticky adhesive with your hands as this will damage its effectiveness. Follow the instructions and diagrams below to easily place the patch on your skin. Its as easy as applying a band-aid.

 

How to Apply Patch

 

Wearing Skin Grip 

  • When the patch becomes wet from showering or swimming, gently pat it with a dry towel.
  • Do not dry patch with a hair dryer as this can damage the adhesive.
  • Try to prevent clothing from rubbing against the ends of the patch as this will make it peel faster.
  • If the patch begins to fray or come off the skin, clip it with scissors to prevent more peeling or fraying.

Precautions

Skin Grip patches are made from natural and synthetic materials with a hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive. We ensure that it is latex and oxide free, which greatly reduces the chances of skin irritation. On rare conditions, individuals with extremely sensitive skin may still experience irritation, itching, or even rash. If any type of irritation occur, remove Skin Grip immediately.

Removing Skin Grip

Always remove Skin Grip in the direction of hair growth. This is usually away from the center of the body, and in a downward direction on the arms or legs. To minimize discomfort, we recommend pressing the skin at the end of the patch area while gently peeling the patch back. If the patch is still strongly adhered to skin, try soaking the area with baby oil or vegetable oil for 5-10 minutes before removing.