Science of Skin: Potential Problems when Sticking to the Skin of a Diabetic

Skin is a window—it can indicate our overall health. And when it’s damaged, it can hurt both psychologically and physically.

The skin of a diabetic patient needs special attention. Diabetes can impact blood supply to the skin and lead to a variety of skin conditions. And diabetic patients have the added risk of complications from the use of devices that monitor blood glucose levels or deliver insulin.

When we design medical devices that attach to a patient’s skin, the choice of adhesive makes a big difference. Skin-friendly materials depend on what type of skin is involved and what the device needs to do.

Learn more. Download the whitepaper: Science of Skin: Potential problems when sticking to the skin of a diabetic.

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