Brand: Dana Diabecare
Pump name: Dana R and Dana RS
Sensor augmented: No
Colour display: Yes
Careline: 24-hour, UK-based: 01926-
With the tagline, 'Anytime, anywhere',
sending some of us back to the days of
1970s Cinzano adverts, the fact is that
Korean-based SOOIL Developments Co.
Ltd, the company behind the Dana pump
range, has had a toe-hold in the market
since 1979 when it's first insulin pump
was clinically tested at Seoul National
University Hospital. In the nearly 40
years since, it has continued to develop,
improve and miniaturise its offering.
Available in the UK for several years, the
Dana pump range has recently introduced
much more advanced models, the Dana
R and Dana RS, both of which come in a
choice of 5 colours.
Allows you to use your Android
smartphone to control your pump as a
remote for all functions, so your pump
can stay hidden under your clothing.
You can still use the Dana remote or the
pump itself if you wish, giving you several
options and not limiting you to just one
method of delivering insulin when you
need it. The Dana monitor also allows
for downloading of data to a PC to see
graphs, reports and to share, if wished.
The AnyDana-A is an app for use with the
Dana R system which gives you control
from your Android smartphone.
Also allowing control from a smartphone,
this model works with both Android and
iPhone (iOS) via the AnyDana-A and
AnyDana-I apps. It is one of the smallest
and lightest of the current batch of
insulin pumps, weighing 62g, including
batteries, and boasts extended battery
life compared to previous models. The
colour user interface allows for inputting
of factors such as food, exercise and
other event markers as well as a review
of blood glucose results, basal rates (up
to four basal profiles per day) and boluses
(and includes a missed bolus alert). Also
shows insulin-on-board. Also interfaces
with Diasend (Glooko).
Currently under development this is due
to feature a colour display touchscreen,
a choice of pump colours, control via
These brief overviews are written with information either
given by the manufacturers or is available on their websites.
The listings are not reviews and do not contain advice or
judgment. Where a pump is SAP (a sensor augmented pump),
it is stated. See pump supplier websites provided for more
details, such as basal delivery programmes and increments,
battery life, and choice and variation of infusion sets. This
article is for information only, please talk to your HCP if you
are interested in going on an insulin pump.
smartphone apps and an auto-priming
feature for filling up insulin reservoirs.