"Not Just a Patch" is designed to give you more confidence while wearing your Freestyle Libre, Dexcom or MiaoMiao devices
My name is Pete and I’m the founder of “Not Just a Patch”, I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and I lead an active lifestyle. I was finding that with activities like yoga and swimming, my CGM sensor needed more support . . . . . even just sleeping and general daily activities, I found that the sensors would get looser over time and the status of the sensor was always in the back of my mind.
I was making my own patches and then decided to design a purpose-built patch for others. I saw possibilities to improve designs and make a patch that enables maximum changeability and maximum coverage. Therefore, one key design improvement is the middle piece of the patch stays non-stick so as not to stick to the actual sensor itself, thereby allowing you to change your patch as often as needed. This modification also allows complete coverage of the sensor meaning that you can have more confidence in the patch keeping the sensor in place.
Other design features we added to improve the patch functions:
Wave pattern form for skin adhesion and respiration
Medical quality hypoallergenic adhesive
96% cotton and 4% spandex
Elasticity like skin and muscle
In the process of making my own patches, there was this sense of self-expression that came from wearing this patch on my body. I have always had a sense of pride at wearing a sensor on my skin and I am always happy to talk to people who are curious. The patch represents an opportunity for self-expression and therefore “Not Just a Patch” is designed to be proud and to make a statement.
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 don’t have easy affordable access to insulin. We believe in Insulin Access for All.
Hopefully the name makes a little more sense? This isn’t just about a patch. “Not Just a Patch” is about supporting Type 1 Diabetics, 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.