Hi Angela I must concur with the above posts. The more you read, the more you understand that the real issue you need to address is BG spikes.....and you can only do that by fingerprick testing. Speaking as someone that was so needle phobic that I refused to have BCG innoculations at school, and subsequently limited my travelling to places I didn't need jabs for, I almost died when I heard I'd need to test myself. But after the nurse did it a couple of times, and I realised it really didn't hurt, my statto side took over and I wanted to test all the time to work out what would work for me. I've achieved the results I have over the last year and a bit by dropping 90% of starchy carbs and frequent testing (up to 5 a day), but this discussion has just reminded me that I need to get back onto a more rigid test track, as I've got a bit lax over the last month or so. Do it! You know it makes sense!