One of the best things about this blog is the platform it provides to share tips and tricks with the diabetic community – things that make diabetes management a little bit easier. Many times this includes sharing some of the various products that we find useful in life with T1D. So when I find something we love and that works really well for us, I feel compelled to share it with you. I’m excited to share that GrifGrips is one of those products!
For the longest time C was quite resistant to letting us put his CGM sensor on the back of his arm. We would encourage him to try it so that his legs and buttocks could have a break, since we also use those spots for his insulin pump site. Well, after attending the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference this summer (and seeing so many T1D peers who were proudly sporting their sensors on their arms), he mustered the courage to try putting his CGM on the back of his arm, and we’ve been putting them there ever since.
Having an active 9 1/2 year old boy, we quickly realized we could use some extra support to secure his sensor in this new location, and shortly after this, we discovered GrifGrips and fell in love with them!
So what are GrifGrips (pulled from the GrifGrips website)?
For all you pump and sensor wearers out there, don’t let diabetes damper your passion for adventure and all of the experiences life has to offer. We are introducing a new set of adhesive patches, or what we like to call “Grips”, that will help secure your devices and let you go wherever the day takes you. Whether you use the Omnipod, Dexcom, or any other pump or sensor device we can help secure them.
Our Grips and tapes are made of a cotton material with an acrylic adhesive which means they flex with the natural movement of your body and their fabric nature allows your skin to breathe and stay cool.
Whether you’re into heavy sports or just swimming at your local pool our adhesive products can withstand the rigor and keep you on the move. Plus, they look really cool!! Whether you have a CGM Sensor, Tube or Tubeless insulin pump, we can help you secure your devices. The key to GrifGrips is about getting good coverage both on the device and the surrounding skin areas. This coverage aids in securing the devices from impacts that would normally disengage the device.
Whether you are an athlete, scholar, or gamer, let us take the worry out of securing your devices, so you can focus on the fun.
I love all of their designs and there is truly something for everyone! We’ve tested them on the soccer field, swimming, and just with every day activity of a pre-teen boy, and they work very well! Plus it gives his sensor a little “flare”. I know C enjoys putting on a fresh Grip and seeing what his friends think of it. It’s nice that there are options like this to let them make their devices “theirs” and be another extension of their style and personality.
I urge you to check them out!