I have been testing quite abit of late, around 10 times a day. I am starting to form callouses.
I recalled reading in Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution that he advises a different technique, if memory serves it is called the "Palmer" technique? He suggests you should prick between the joints of the fingers on the backs of your hands instead of on the pads, he also suggests that it should be completely painless and give a decent drop of blood.
Well I just tried it, it stung like hell and didn't bleed at all ha..
Do any of use this technique?