Hi i just wanted to introduce myself before jumping into threads. I'm Chris and i have 4 girls. my oldest daughter Ashleigh is 11 and was just diagnosed on 3/23/10 with type 1 diabetes. Our main problem is getting blood to come out of her fingers for sugar checks. I swear she has no blood in her fingers. We poke and poke and poke. It's a rare and happy day when the blood flows freely. We've tried warming her hands, milking the fingers, squeezing the fingers, pushing harder on the lanset devise, moving it up a setting (we have it on 4 which is the highest it goes). And it's still a struggle to get blood. Thankfully this morning i was able to get blood without much trouble. Also the pump is sounding real nice about now. I hate causing my daughter pain when she gets her injections. Right now she takes Novolog before each meal and lantus before bed.