Not Just a Patch is designed to give maximum protection for your Freestyle Libre, Dexcom, MiaoMiao, Medtronic & omnipod devices.
My name is Pete, and I’m the founder of “Not Just a Patch”. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic with an active lifestyle that found activities like yoga and swimming would cause my CGM to come loose. I felt that my CGM was missing the needed support, even when sleeping or doing general daily activities. The thought that my sensor could get loose was always in the back of my mind. This led me to realized that I could design a better solution.
I started making patches to support my CGM sensor, and soon this idea expanded into a bigger one: to make purpose-built patches for others like you. I tried and analyzed different designs and saw possibilities for improvement. Therefore, one key design improvement is the “non-stick” section of the patch. Namely, the middle piece of the patch doesn’t stick to the actual sensor, thereby allowing you to change the patch as often as you like, to suit your activity or your fashion choices. Furthermore, this feature allows complete coverage of the device, meaning that your CGM sensor is always protected and, you can have more confidence while wearing it.
Other design features added to improve the patch functions:
- Medical quality hypoallergenic adhesive – No skin irritation;
- Wave pattern form for skin adhesion and respiration;
- Water-resistance – No more worries when swimming;
- 96% cotton and 4% spandex – Elasticity like skin and muscle;
In the process of making my own patches, I discovered a sense of self-expression that came from wearing them. I always had a sense of pride when wearing a sensor, and I’m always happy to talk to people who are curious about them. For me, the patch represents an opportunity for self-expression, and therefore “Not Just a Patch” is designed to make a statement, thus the unique colours of our patches.
Finally, I needed more than just a better patch design, I needed more purpose in founding this business, therefore, we donate 10% of profits to charity. We currently focus our support on helping those who lack affordable access to insulin and Lara, a wonderful T1D dog.
“Not Just a Patch” is more than just a great patch, it’s about making your life a little easier, giving you more confidence while wearing your sensor, having some fun with self-expression and giving back to support those less fortunate.