Like "Your husband seems to be in denial of his disease. I was there for years, convincing myself that it was no big deal. Thank the good Lord, I finally started to take it seriously. You see, when you are first diagnosed with diabetes, you don't feel so bad. There is really nothing that hurts, hence no injury and the only thing I really felt, was that I was sleepy all the time and that's the reason I went to the doctor's office. I was falling asleep all over the place and could not stay awake past 8:00 PM at night. That was because my sugar was too high, but other than the sleepiness, I was feeling fine. Maybe your husband is not experiencing anything uncomfortable and therefore does not see the need to prick his fingers more than once a day. I wish you had watched NPR last night. It was all about people who die because they could not afford or COULD NOT get medical insurance. They lost their job because of their disease and could not get another because of their disease. A lot of those people had diabetes. You see, it seems like most companies understand how serious this disease is and they do not want to hire you. The health issue is too risky and you're the only one looking for a job, or for insurance, to wonder why the doors keep slamming in your face. You just don't understand. I think your solution lies in making him understand how serious this is. Diabetes will kill us eventually, however if we are careful and diligent in our own care (because we are 90% responsible) we can delay this eventuality considerably. To survive 40 and 50 years after diagnosis is not impossible. Unlike cancer, our diet can have a direct impact on our health, and the more he knows what makes his numbers go up or down, the better off he'll be and the older he'll get and I might add, he'll get to be older with very little pain if any. Some of the ramification of not being diligent can cause us a lot of pain. When I see people with feet amputated, a little prick is a small price to pay to avoid the amputation. So it's a trade off. Prick your fingers now or die young. After a while, the tip of your fingers get to be so numb, you don't even feel the prick. You should take him to visit a pediatric hospital and show him what some of these children go through and still find the strength to be laughing, smiling and what an inspiration they are. It's just a matter of you finding the right button to push. BUT FIND THE BUTTON. Good luck. Ginette"