Like I said before in this thread our 30 day average number of tests per day is 14. Our endo didn't think that was too much. Last endo appointment Samantha's A1c went up quite a bit (6.8 to 7.5) and her average number of tests per day were closer to 8. This appointment her A1c was down to 7.1. Samantha is going through crazy fluctuations due to growth and puberty, no two days look exactly the same for us, no matter what we do. For us 14 tests per day is what we need to do right now to get better control. And our endo has no problem with this. Samantha isn't scarred by the testing, in fact like Scott said she rarely notices when I test her. We do what we need to do to take care of her diabetes so that she can be a kid and enjoy life. And we are trying to get a CGMS right now so we can have better more accurate trends with less testing so we can try and figure out what is going on with her. Everyone is different, what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.