Im seventeen and have had this glucose testing meter for a year now. I've seen that many children and adults use huge ones, and that this might be a lot easier! Freestyle lite - abott its a size of an egg, and its marvellous and discreet. It also allows me to test my blood from my arms, palms, fingers, and legs. basically anywhere! It would stop fingers hurting and i think its painless on the arms. might even encourage kiddies to do it more. Probably more expensive and thats why people a reluctant to give them out but you can buy them in boots i've seen. Don't know if that helps? but i see it a lot and i just think anything which helps in the slightest is a big big help.