Accu-Check Go new, Freestyle papillon are just 2 of the meters that allow testing from alternative areas, like the forearm, abdomen, etc.
I have a patient who is a pianist, he complained of the same thing, his fingers were suffering, so he started to test BG from his ear lobe.He didn't have a new generation meter then.
There's also a way to monitor BG from the abdominal region, using a tiny cathether that's implanted there. It measures BG every 5 minutes and after 3 days you can download the data into a computer to see a complete glicemic profile. It's called Guardian CGMS(continuous glucose monitoring system).But it's not for daily measurements.
There's a new kind of device that measures glucose without having to "cut" yerself, Glucowatch, it's like a watch, uses electrical impulses and measures the Glucose not from blood but from the tissular fluids. I don't have experience with it, actually I have never used it , but you can read more on the links below.