What is an insulin pump?An insulin pump is a small electronic device about the size of a small mobile phone or MP3 player. It can hold up to 300 units of insulin, which is programmed to deliver continuously through a small tube.
Does everyone adapt to wearing an insulin pump?A recent survey showed that over 99% of all people who chose insulin pump therapy feel better than before, their blood glucose levels have improved, and they have more control over the management of their diabetes. The pump will also normalise your day to day activities, i.e. no more eating at set times of the day.
Why would I choose to pump?To prevent the long term complications of diabetes
Insulin pump therapy has been proven to greatly reduce the risk of complications from diabetes. These complications include eye disease, kidney disease, nerve damage to extremities, and vascular damage, one of the primary causes of heart disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation and impotence in this country. These can be delayed and/or avoided entirely through the use of an insulin pump. The best way to avoid these problems, which will dramatically affect your quality of life, is to achieve good control of your blood sugar levels. This is made easier with a DANA insulin pump.
Do I need to be a particular age before I can wear a pump?There are no age restrictions. There are infants, children, teenagers, adults and seniors wearing insulin pumps. An insulin pump will benefit anyone who requires insulin, regardless of age.
Do insulin pumps come with a warranty?Yes, all DANA pumps have a comprehensive 4 year warranty that includes loan pump availability and 24/7 local free phone support.
What batteries are used in the DANA pump?The DANA pump uses specialised batteries. The pump comes with batteries and you will also receive a free battery with every box of reservoirs for the DANA pump.
Does it hurt to insert a cannular (pump infusion set)?No. The cannular is inserted with no more discomfort than a standard insulin injection.
How often do I need to change the cannular site?Just once every three or four days.
Where can I get DANA Insulin Pump Consumables and Accessories?All our insulin pump consumables and accessories are available through our online store here. There is the ability to place online orders and make safe/secure online payment for them.
Is there technical support for the DANA Insulin Pump?Yes. Technical support for all the DANA insulin pumps and consumables is provided 24/7 by a NZ local support team. We have a free phone number if you require immediate technical assistance for your DANA insulin pump.
What is included with an Insulin Pump purchase?The DANA IIS insulin pump is sold as a complete insulin pump kit. This kit includes a range of consumables for you to try and evaluate which one is best for you; 5 different pump pockets, and a range of accessories to make wearing them as comfortable as possible. IPNZ Ltd will have a certified pump trainer to help with your pump start and provide ongoing support. The DANA IIS is the most affordable Insulin Pump available in NZ.
I'm interested in pumping - who do I talk to?We are happy to answer any queries you may have about pumping. Please contact us here. It is also very important that your health care team be involved in the pump start and we suggest you also speak with them as they will provide you with the clinical training required prior, during and after your pump start.