I haven't gone through the finger pricking and blood sugar testing on here yet. Well, this is my meter, a One-Touch Ultra. It's half the size of my cell phone and gives results in five seconds. It also stores (I think) 100 blood sugar values.
The meter uses a small drop of blood on a test strip. To get the blood, you need a finger pricker. I really don't understand what all the fuss is about on TV, with people talking about finger pricking hurting. I never found it painful, but I think you have to adjust the pricker to the right depth. Besides, you prick your finger so many times calouses develop. It really is no big deal.
Final picture: the tiny drop of blood to put on the test strip. With the new meters, you need less and less blood, so that is an improvement. I'm sure it helps a lot of people, especially children. It has just never bothered me to prick my finger.