Like "Like Debe said, use the sides of your fingers and my thumb is very prolific. I can poke it a couple times a day...it seems to be my least sensitive one. I also use 30g lancets. I have some that are larger and I can tell the difference. Also, change your lancet each poke and you will always have a good needle. Sometimes, if I wait too long to change mine, they start to hurt. It does get easier...really."