In 2013, Joshua Parkinson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 14. None of us knew much about type one diabetes or how it would change his life forever.
Our family, like many others, had to learn quickly. Adjusting to this new way of life wasn't easy for Josh. Hope came one day at a time.
When our insurance started covering pumps and monitors, it made Josh's life a lot easier. The problem was that those devices fell off so easily. There were a few tape options available, but the adhesives were weak and caused irritation. Why couldn't someone make a great product that also benefited the diabetes community in a positive way?
The idea for Skin Grip was born.