Like "Thanks Gemm. Do you also have trouble with your hands getting shaky? Well, that may just be me since I have to take a pill then wait an hour before I can eat. The body needs fuel right away to work! I like that idea of keeping it in the slot in the bag - there's a bigger area to push on instead of a narrow button. I don't have trouble loading it & my doctor wants me to test it at different times, sort of mix it up during the week. I have tried the heel of my palm & it's as tough as my index fingers - I always have to adjust the needle for a deeper stick because the skin is too tough. Thanks for the tip on keeping it in the bag. Shelia"