When is it a good age to start showing your child how to check their own blood sugar. My son Jayce recently turned 3 and he had had diabetes for a little over 2 years, he knows how to read his blood sugar numbers very well. Although when I hold the poker to his finger and ask him to press the button he is so scared to do it and usually starts to cry he can put the test strip in the meter, wipe his finger off, but he will not press the button to poke his finger. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions as to what I can do to aleast get him to the point where he will atleast press the button to prick his finger? I don't want to push him to hard because he is only 3 but he will have to do it on his on one day. He never give me a problem when I check his blood sugar.