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DANA RS // INSULIN PUMP

As you might have heard if you follow me on social media (wink wink ) I have recently started using a Dana RS insulin pump by SOOIL ! I am excited to share what all I have learned about it with you ! So this is a review of how I found the pump so far, why I choose it and an in depth presentation of all the important aspects. You can also watch my Dana Pump review video


directly on YouTube > here < .

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THE PUMP

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The DANA RS Diabecare Insulin Pump, is a really small and light pump which you can use straight from your mobile phone through their official app on both Android or iOS devices using Bluetooth; effectively being able to bolus discretely from your phone.

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This device is produced by SOOIL a Korean company that despite not being very well known in Europe produced the first commercially available Insulin Pump all the way back in 1980 and have about 150,000 pump users worldwide.

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SIZE // LOOKS

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The dana RS is one of the smallest classic 'wired' insulin pumps rectangularly shaped; dimensions in mm are 79 x 45 x 19 which is about the same as a business card and about as thick as an adult's thumb. Also despite its large 300 unit reservoir it's still the lightest pump (except for patch ones) weighing only 65g (including the battery) meaning you can barely feel it in your pocket or pump band.

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The main body is lightweight plastic and somewhat of a light grey colour while the buttons and sides are wrapped in a coloured silicone/rubber skin. The rubbery bit comes in five different colours : white, black, grey, lime green and fuschia (in reality it's much closer to red than pink despite their marketing images).

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The side of the pump also has an acrylic window so you can see the reservoir and bubbly bits...

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There's also four buttons which are used as a simple way to navigate the menu and also there's small display with extra green backlight at night when you activate the buttons. The display shows you the date, time basla or temporary basal rates battery life and remaining insulin.

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PHONE APP // ANYDANA

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One of the biggest advantage of this pump is the fact that you can use an app on your smartphone to bolus and manage your pump settings which means you never have to have access to your pump through your clothes.

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I only use my phone for everything I need to do on the pump except for refilling and priming when I already have the pump out anyway. The rest of the time it stays nicely tucked away in my hid-in pump adjustable band and keep it close to wherever my site is so not much wiring going about either.

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// you can purchase this body band and more accessories made for any type of insulin pump from @hid-in


AnyDANA-A or AnyDANA-I is a medical mobile application for controlling the DANA Diabecare RS insulin pump for more effective and hassle free diabetic management. Being able to bolus or adjust my settings while I exercise without stooping just by using my phone is incredibly powerful.

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The phone app is overall fantastic to have and super easy to set up and to use for the most part however it's worth mentioning that there are certain things that haven't been really thought through and I hope they will update soon ... I will be getting in contact with them with a more thorough feedback on the way some of the aspects of the app are designed by non diabetic people who clearly do not understand anything about carb quantities or glucose levels....

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