Like "All of those suggestions were Awesome . Curious what meter & lancets r u using ??? For many years I used One Touch and never really had any issues sometimes pain when I used a lancet to test but otherwise fine . I recently switched to strips , meter , lancets by Bayer ..... I have found for MYSELF , that the lancets by Bayer cause less pain and that I always get a good sample coming out , eliminating having poke myself again ..... Don't know if that's of any help but it is my personal experience .... I switched brands because my pump and Bayer meter can communicate with each other u know info from one device wirelessly sent to other device ....."