I am borderline Gestational diabetic and I just want to know if it's just me. I can't test on my fingers because of this weird physiological reaction I have to finger pricks (I pass out) - nothing I can do about it, I've tried over and over again when I'm not alone in the house with a toddler but I jusst can't do it, especially since I don't get enough blood there either anyway (and both my midwife and dietitian have seen me react to a finger poke and have agreed that alternate sites are fine under the circumstances). So that leaves my forearms and thighs. I have NEVER managed to get enough from my forearms, I thought I had finally figured out how to do my thighs, it was only taking me an average of 3 tries to get enough blood. But just now it took me - no joke - 25 stabs to get one that bled enough for the stupid test. And yes I was trying to squeeze to get enough with no success, yes I have an adjustable depth lancet set as hard as it will go, yes I tried a new lancet. This 25 was a record but 7 or 8 is very normal, I'll do that at least once a day. And even when I cant get more than a tiny pin prick of blood that the test strip cant even pick up it will still bruise like crazy. My thighs are just this huge map of little round bruises in various degrees of healing. My midwife asked in horror what happened and was shocked when I told her it was all from testing. Please tell me I am not the only one that has this problem.