Stephanie Martinez was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes in February 2014 while she was pregnant with her daughter. During her pregnancy, her condition developed into Type I Diabetes.
Over the past several months, Stephanie’s blood glucose levels escalated to the point where her Endocrinologist recommended a Continuous Glucose Monitor. She tried it for seven days using RockTape H2O tape to secure it on her stomach.
“It was the first time I had been introduced to RockTape. I loved that I was able to shower and exercise without worrying it was going to come off.”
The trial worked so well she decided to order her own CGM—as well as a couple rolls of RockTape H2O! She wears the CGM every day and changes its sensor every seven days.
“I feel at ease using RockTape with my CGM for the extra support. My Type I Diabetes is something that cannot be cured, so along with my CGM I definitely look forward to using RockTape for a lifetime.”
Great stuff, Stephanie. I remember you a very young lady (and, your brother) at Field Medical Service School Christmas parties. My wife has been a type 1 Dianetic since 2002. She’s always used an insulin pump. Thanks for being a great example for others.
I want to order this for my daughter, I heard that some come pre cut, almost looking like a light switch cover. Do you know? Or do we just order it and cut it ourselves? Thank you
Hi Erinn, You can find precut standard-grade tape in pink and black at http://shop.rocktape.com/2-black-rocktape-pre-cut/ & http://shop.rocktape.com/2-pink-rocktape-pre-cut/, but our precut tape does not feature a cutout for the pump/monitor. Our precut is standard-grade, and it comes in two colors. There are several styles for our standard-grade tape rolls; you can find them here: http://shop.rocktape.com/standard-rocktape/. We also have an extra sticky version available here: http://shop.rocktape.com/h2o/.
Erinn must be referring to Grifgrip.
Our daughter finds the Grifgrip patterns cute. They are however cut too close to the edge of the CGM tape (there isn’t enough overlap) and the Grifgrip fabric tends to fray/peel on the edge.
My daughter is very active and needs a better solution to keep her CGM and insulin pump infusion in pace. Tried 3M micropore paper tape — not strong enough. I plan to try the 3″ rock tape.