Do you use the lance equipment that just clicks it into your finger or the lances that will do the same thing? Also, don't stick yourself on the fleshy underside of your fingertip, but off to the side of it, there are less nerves there.
The daily pokes are a pain, but most lancing devices have a dial that lets you adjust the depth if the poke, so try it on the lightest or first setting and go up from there until you get enough blood to test. You will get used to it-I went straight to insulin 2X day plus testing 2-4X and now I'm used to it and just have days where I'm more annoyed I have to do it instead of being worried.
Did your doc get you into a diabetes education program? They'll usually help you set up your meter, show you how to test etc.
There are some devices that you can test your arm, thigh, inside your palm. Onetouch, Accu-chek, BD, and FreeStyle are just a few brands that you can purchase. Diabetes ll you may have to give yourself shots someday, I was up to 7 shots a day. I'm on a insulin pump now but I still have to stick myself every three days. But I know it means my life so I have to do it. Hope this will help.
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