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Diamond MINI

An on-the-go blood-glucose monitoring system with a rechargeable convenience

Key features

 

Strips

GDH-FAD

The GDH-FAD test strips can eliminate interference from oxygen variation and non-glucose sugar such as maltose and galactose, providing you with the most reliable and accurate results.

Superior Sip-in Technology

Blood application made easier and faster with a light touch. Supported by our Superior Sip-in (SSI) technology, it allows blood to be easily drawn out onto the absorbent area of the strip even when moving. This reduces the chances of strip wastage and boosts accurate glucose detection.

Lancing

New lancing comfort – smart and simple!

FORA’s lancing comfort device provides a more positive testing experience by minimizing the needle vibration as it penetrates through the skin.

 

How to Use

Step 1.  Sit back and relax

  • The Diamond Mini is designed to make glucose testing easier and simpler. No strip coding is required.

Step 2.  Perform a control solution test

  • Insert the test strip to turn on the meter, and push the button to mark this test as a control solution test displayed as QC. Apply the control solution and compare the result with the range printed on the test strip vial. The result displayed on the screen should fall within the range.

Step 3.  Perform a blood glucose test

  • Insert the test strip to turn on the meter. Wait for the meter to display the blood drop symbols. Mark your reading as pre-meal or post-meal measurements by pushing the button.
  • Turn the dial and select a puncture depth. Hold the lancing device tip firmly against the selected punctured site. Push the release button to obtain a drop of blood.
  • Gently apply blood to the absorbent hole on the test strip. Blood will be drawn out by capillary action and the confirmation window will be completely filled.
  • After the meter counts down to 0, the test result will be displayed and automatically saved in the memory.

Step 4.  Result interpretation

A symbolic message will be displayed with the test result. It is intended for your reference only. Please consult your doctor for your blood glucose target range.

Should you have any concerns about your blood glucose levels, please consult your doctor immediately.

Step 5.  Data transmission

Test results can be uploaded via Bluetooth connectivity to devices with iOS/Android as the operating system or via micro USB connection to a personal computer.

  • Bluetooth
    Turn off the meter. The Bluetooth indicator light next to the button will flash. Software on iOS/Android will be initiated automatically. New test results will be detected and transmitted automatically.
  • USB
    Connect the meter to your computer or TeleHealth gateway with the USB cable. “USB” will be displayed on the screen. New test results will be detected and transmitted automatically.

Specifications

Model No. Diamond Mini
Blood Testing .Sample Size: 0.5 μL
.Measuring time: within 5 seconds
.Alternative Site Testing: Capillary and Venous
Test Strips .Enzyme: GDH-FAD
.No Strip Coding
Memory Capacity .a memory capacity of 450 tests with the date and time
.AC/PC in memory
.7/14/21/28/60/90- day averages
Functions .4 sets of daily alarms
Data Transmission .Micro USB
.Bluetooth
Display .LCD backlight
Contrasting Brightness .YES
Portability .YES
Rechargeable Battery .YES
Power Source .Li-Polymer
Dimensions and Weight .93.0mm(L) × 26.03mm(W) × 5.57mm(H)
.26.8g (Without battery)
Measuring Conditions .Storage Condition : -20°C to 60°C below 95% Relative Humidity
.Operating Condition : 10°C to 40°C below 85% Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
.Result Range : 20-600mg/dL (0.5-33.3mmol/L)

 

FAQs

Checking Blood Sugar Levels

How large should the sample size be when checking blood sugar levels?

A small dosage of 0.5 micro liters would be sufficient.

How long would it take for the device to check the blood sugar levels?

Less than 5 seconds!

Test Strips and Coding

Does it need coding?

No, users are not required to code the meter. This is a step you can now avoid as the meter will automatically detect the test strip used.

Do the Diamond series glucose meters use the same test strips?

Yes, all glucose meters in the Diamond series share the same test strips which is convenient for the user.

Meter Care and Battery

What is the memory capacity? And how can it be retrieved?

The meter stores the 450 most recent blood glucose test results along with respective dates and times in its memory. You can review the test results with these easy steps.

Reviewing Test Results

  • Step 1: Enter the Memory Mode
    With the meter turned off, push “Main button”. The first test result will appear, indicating that you are in the memory mode.
    When using the meter for the first time or if the results have been deleted, “---” will appear, indicating that there are no test results in the memory.



  • Step 2: Recall Test Results
    After the last test result, the most recent test result appears with the date and time. Push “Main button” to review your last 450 test results in order of time. When the memory is full, the oldest result will be deleted when the latest is added.



  • Step 3: Exit the Memory Mode
    Push “Main button” for three seconds to turn off the meter or after the last result, the display will show “End” and it will turn off automatically.



NOTE: The results of the control solution tests are NOT stored in the memory. The results stored are only the blood glucose results.

Is the time and date or memory lost when the battery is removed?

Recharging or removal of the battery does not affect the results stored in the memory.

How many reminder alarms are built in the Diamond series meters?

There are 4 reminder alarms.

What kind of battery does it use?

Li-Polymer battery. Rechargeable. The low battery symbol appears on the screen indicating that the battery is low and it is time to recharge the battery.

  1. Connect the USB cable to the data port of the meter.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to a free USB port on your personal computer.
  3. “USB” will appear on the display and the charging indicator will light up in red when the battery is recharging. After the battery is fully charged, the red light will turn green.
  4. Remove the USB cable and the meter will automatically switch off.

NOTE:
1. It is absolutely necessary that the meter is fully recharged every 3.5 months to ensure longevity of the battery. The meter may not be rechargeable if recharging is not performed over 3.5 months.
2. It should take approximately 2 hours to be fully charged. Recharging the battery does not affect the test results stored in the memory.
3. The USB cable is for battery recharging and data transmission to a computer. If you wish to recharge through a wall outlet, please obtain a USB adapter.

Special Features

How to turn the test reminder on/off?

You may set up none or the entire reminder alarms (1-4). The meter displays “On” or “OFF , push “Main button” to turn on or turn off so as to set the first reminder alarm.

Push “Main button” to select “On”, and then press SET to set the hour. When the hour is flashing, push “Main button” to add an hour. Push SET to confirm and go to minutes, push “Main button” to add the minutes. Hold “Main button” longer to accelerate it. Push SET to confirm and go to the next alarm setting.

If you do not want to set an alarm, push SET to skip this step.

If you want to turn off an alarm, find the alarm number by pushing SET in the setting mode, push “Main button” to change from “ON’ to “OFF”.

When the alarm goes off, the meter will beep and automatically turn on. You can push “Main button” to silence the alarm and insert a test strip to begin testing. If you do not push “Main butto”, the meter will beep for 2 minutes then switch off. If you do not want to test at this time, push “Main button” to switch off the meter.

Can I download the results on the data management system? How?

You can use the meter with an USB cable and the Health Care Software System to view your test results on your personal computer. To learn more about the Health Care Software System or to obtain a USB cable separately, please contact your local customer service or the place of purchase for assistance.



  1. Obtaining the required cable and installing the software
    To download the Health Care Software System, please visit ForaCare Suisse AG, website at www.foracare.ch
  2. 2. Connecting to a personal computer
    Connect the cable to a USB port on your computer. With the meter switched off, connect the other end of the USB cable to the meter data port. "USB" will appear on the meter display, indicating that the meter is in communication mode.
  3. 3. Data transmission
    To transmit data, follow the instructions provided in the software. Results will be transmitted with the dates and times. Remove the cable and the meter will automatically switch off.

It also has a Bluetooth function to make the data transmission process easier.

General Questions

Where can I get replacement lancets and test strips?

Replacement lancets and test strips are distributed through major distributors to your nearest stores and pharmacies. Please contact your local customer service or the place of purchase for assistance.

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