Doctors and Nurses 2018-04-09T11:53:58+00:00

On DUKADA Trio

Read here about the needs covered by DUKADA Trio, its features, the relative share of diabetics who need these, our focus on user empowerment, CE registration, compliance, possible savings for the Health Care, price, eventual reimbursement, and some details on retailers and pharmacies.

The needs

DUKADA Trio helps users of insulin pens who sometimes:

  • forget the time of their last dose of insulin
  • would like to have extra light while injecting insulin
  • inject insulin while seated on an unstable seat or
  • have trembling hands

DUKADA Trio is produced by Dukada ApS which is headquartered at the Science Park at the Technical University of Copenhagen. Read here about our team.

How does DUKADA Trio function?

DUKADA Trio is a handy and lightweight replacement cap for insulin pens with

  • a timer,
  • needle light and
  • a flex grip

It consists of two parts, the Main Cap (with the electronics) and a Top Cap. Its battery is replaceable.

When DUKADA Trio is placed on the insulin pen, its Top Cap can be compared with the original pen cap.

The user removes the Top Cap from the insulin pen (with DUKADA Trio) in order to take insulin and puts it back after the injection. The timer starts counting the time of the injection when the Top Cap is remounted on the insulin pen with Dukada Trio more than 10 seconds after it was detached.

Both the Needle Light and the Flex Grip are placed on the Main Cap of DUKADA Trio. The Images on this page show how they work.

When the insulin pen is empty, the user transfers DUKADA Trio to the next insulin pen.

See the detailed user guide for more information.

Dukada Trio timer for FlexPen and SoloStar

DUKADA Trio presently comes in versions for the

  • Novo Nordisk FlexPen for NovoRapid / NovoLog, Victoza, Levemir, NovoMix 30/50/70/ and Protaphane HM(ge), and
  • Sanofi SoloStar for Lantus, Apidra and Insuman.

How does DUKADA Trio function?

DUKADA Trio is a handy and lightweight replacement cap for insulin pens with

  • a timer,
  • needle light and
  • a flex grip

It consists of two parts, the Main Cap (with the electronics) and a Top Cap. Its battery is replaceable.

When DUKADA Trio is placed on the insulin pen, its Top Cap can be compared with the original pen cap.

The user removes the Top Cap from the insulin pen (with DUKADA Trio) in order to take insulin and puts it back after the injection. The timer starts counting the time of the injection when the Top Cap is remounted on the insulin pen with Dukada Trio more than 10 seconds after it was detached.

Both the Needle Light and the Flex Grip are placed on the Main Cap of DUKADA Trio. The images on this page show how they work.

When the insulin pen is empty, the user transfers DUKADA Trio to the next insulin pen.

See the detailed user guide for more information.

What is Dukada Trio here the timer

DUKADA Trio presently comes in versions for the

  • Novo Nordisk FlexPen for NovoRapid / NovoLog, Victoza, Levemir, NovoMix 30/50/70/ and Protaphane HM(ge), and
  • Sanofi SoloStar for Lantus, Apidra and Insuman.

How many need DUKADA Trio?

Surveys indicate that

  • more than 1/3 of users of insulin pens miss doses or do not take their insulin as prescribed on average 3 times each month*
  • 80 % regularly experience doubt on whether they took their insulin and 80 % of theese experience this doubt within the first 4 hours after the injection **
  • 50 % have experienced a need for extra light when injecting**
  • 40 % have experienced problems taking insulin ”on the go” (in a bus or similar)**
  • more than 10 % have problems with trembling hands or arthritis**

The background image illustrates the Needle Light.

* Novo Nordisk survey (GAPP™), 2010
** Dukada user surveys 2013 and 2014

How many need DUKADA Trio?

Surveys indicate that

  • more than 1/3 of users of insulin pens miss doses or do not take their insulin as prescribed on average 3 times each month*
  • 80 % regularly experience doubt on whether they took their insulin and 80 % of theese experience this doubt within the first 4 hours after the injection**
  • 50 % have experienced a need for extra light when injecting**
  • 40 % have experienced problems taking insulin ”on the go” (in a bus or similar)**
  • more than 10 % have problems with trembling hands or arthritis**

* Novo Nordisk survey (GAPP™), 2010
** Dukada user surveys 2013 and 2014

The Needle Light helps users of insulin pens to inject insulin in dark settings.

Why DUKADA Trio? User empowerment

The user is in charge with the DUKADA Trio replacement cap which is more than a timer.

It gives additional unique features (needle light and flex grip) helping daily management of diabetes. Its battery is replaceable.

Moreover, the product is lightweight and it does not extend the length of the insulin pen.

Users do not always forget the time passed since latest injection. That’s why the time is only shown when the user asks for time information by pressing the button on DUKADA Trio.

Dukada Trio handy

An additional example of the focus on user options: DUKADA Trio takes into account that the user might remove the Top Cap for 10 seconds or more without taking insulin. In that case, the user can keep the ongoing time counting by pressing the button for 1.5 seconds until one of the LED flashes before mounting the Top Cap.

The timer

The timer works with LEDs. The user presses the grey button to see the time passed since the last injection.

The number of lights indicates the time passed in hours.

Read our user guide here or check the timer video for more information.

The timer

The timer works with LEDs. The user presses the grey button to see the time passed since the last injection.

The number of lights indicates the time passed in hours.

Read our user guide here or check the timer video for more information.

CE registration, compliance, savings for the Health Care, price and reimbursement to users?

DUKADA Trio is registered at the Danish Health Care Authority as a Medical Device. Its CE classification is valid in all EU countries.

Compliance, adherence

We assume that focus on good management of insulin injections, in general, improves compliance (user adherence). Moreover, in the long run, it reduces the risk of complications for the users – thus also reduces the Health Care costs.

Possible savings?

The use of DUKADA Trio might give savings for the Health Care Systems. It is the case, if, for example, a person who otherwise would have needed help to carry out his or her injections of insulin can do these on his/her own with DUKADA Trio.

The Flex Grip – used to allow for two-hand control of the insulin pen – is shown here.

CE registration, compliance, savings for the Health Care, price and reimbursement to users?

DUKADA Trio is CE registered at the Danish Health Care Authority as a Medical Device. Its CE classification is valid in all EU countries.

Compliance, adherence

We assume that focus on good management of insulin injections, in general, improves compliance (user adherence). Moreover, in the long run, it reduces the risk of complications for the users – thus also reduces the Health Care costs.

The Flex Grip – used to allow for two-hand control of the insulin pen – is illustrated here.

Possible savings

The use of DUKADA Trio might give savings for the Health Care Systems. It is the case, if, for example, a person who otherwise would have needed help to carry out his or her injections of insulin can do these on his/her own with DUKADA Trio.

Price

The price of DUKADA Trio is around 39 euro/ 35 GBP including VAT in most EU countries. Its battery can easily be replaced when needed after 6 – 8 months of normal use thus extending the life of the product.

Reimbursement?

The rules of reimbursement of the costs of products vary from country to country. In some countries, the user might be able to get the cost reimbursed (wholly or in part) by the Health Care System or Insurance Company if his or her doctor declares that the user will benefit from the product.

Also, VAT rules can vary. In the UK, a person with diabetes can buy DUKADA Trio free of VAT if she/he buys the product at a retailer in the UK (such as our UK retailer www.diabetes.co.uk).

Dukada Trio Flex Grip

The use of an insulin pen the “traditional” way with DUKADA Trio (without using the Flex Grip) is illustrated here.

Dukada Trio flex Grip

Price

The price of DUKADA Trio is around 39 euro/ 35 GBP including VAT in most EU countries. Its battery can easily be replaced when needed after 6 – 8 months of normal use thus extending the life of the product.

Reimbursement? 

The rules of reimbursement of products vary from country to country. In some countries, the user might be able to get the cost reimbursed (wholly or in part) by the Health Care System or Insurance Company if his or her doctor declares that the user will benefit from the product.

Also, VAT rules can vary. In the UK, a person with diabetes can buy DUKADA Trio free of VAT if she/he buys the product at a retailer in the UK (such as our UK retailer www.diabetes.co.uk).

The use of an insulin pen the “traditional” way with DUKADA Trio (without using the Flex Grip) is illustrated here.

Sale, DUKADA Trio Pharmacy identification numbers

Pharmacies in Austria, Belgium and Germany have identification numbers for products sold in their respective pharmacies:

DUKADA Trio has obtained the following pharmacy identification numbers:

Austria:

  • DUKADA Trio for Novo FlexPen: PHZNR 473986
  • DUKADA Trio for Sanofi SoloStar (for Lantus, Apidra and Apidra): PHZNR 473992

Belgium:

  • DUKADA Trio for Novo Flexpen: CNK 3495-132
  • DUKADA Trio for Sanofi SoloStar (for Lantus, Apidra and Apidra): CNK 3495-116
What is Dukada Trio

Germany:

  • DUKADA Trio for Novo FlexPen: PZN 11675505
  • DUKADA Trio for Sanofi SoloStar (for Lantus, Apidra and Apidra): PZN 11675497
See the list of our retailers

Sale, DUKADA Trio Pharmacy identification numbers

Pharmacies in Austria, Belgium and Germany have identification numbers for products sold in their respective pharmacies:

DUKADA Trio has obtained the following pharmacy identification numbers:

Austria:

  • DUKADA Trio for Novo FlexPen: PHZNR 473986
  • DUKADA Trio for Sanofi SoloStar (for Lantus, Apidra and Apidra): PHZNR 473992

Belgium:

  • DUKADA Trio for Novo Flexpen: CNK 3495-132
  • DUKADA Trio for Sanofi SoloStar (for Lantus, Apidra and Apidra): CNK 3495-116

Germany:

  • DUKADA Trio for Novo FlexPen: PZN 11675505
  • DUKADA Trio for Sanofi SoloStar (for Lantus, Apidra and Apidra): PZN 11675497
See the list of our retailers
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