I attended a support group meeting at the Diatetes Center in Phoenix and they had the representative from Therasense Co., which did a demo of their new glucose monitoring system. You can go to the Web Site and view the demo there it you like. The address is http://www.therasense.com . The system features a method to get a sample from the forearm or finger. This allows your fingers to rest when necessary. It was interesting in that it does not use a sucking method like the other non finger sampling meter on the market. The big advance here may be the lancing device. I was lucky enough to win the one meter that was given away at the meeting, however they won't be ojn the market until June 30th so I can't report to you the results of prolonged use of this device until later. Check it out, it is marketed under the name of FreeStyle.