The Big Blue Test

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Do the Big Blue Test: help yourself, help others!

Since 2010, over 40,000 people helped themselves while helping more than 10,000 others. Most participants in the Big Blue Test experience an average blood sugar drop of 20% and by every Big Blue Test result a donation is made by the program sponsor to help others around the world with diabetes in need.

The Big Blue Test is a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation that encourages people with diabetes to test their blood sugar, exercise for 14-20 minutes, test again and share their experience on For every test, people with diabetes in need receive life-saving supplies through Big Blue Test grants that are awarded to humanitarian diabetes charities in the US and around the world, made possible thanks to the program sponsor.

In 2013, the Big Blue Test grants will benefit two US-based initiatives (each will receive US$2,500) and an additional US$5,000 will support projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

This year, we’re seeking to reach 20,000 Big Blue Test entries, which will translate into a donation that will help save lives.

Help yourself and help others. Get active, join the movement: do the Big Blue Test every day!


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Comment by nel on October 30, 2013 at 11:28am

Proof in the pudding today : I should have done an infusion set change sooner, rather than later !!! BG of 8.2 about 1 1/2 hour after breakfast followed by approx 25 min of walking ..BG test of 8.0 ( set change completed )

Comment by Mike on October 29, 2013 at 6:15pm

I'm still doing it as well.
I had a weird experience with the BBT today. When I checked before running after work it had been 4 hours since I ate and I was at 108. When I checked after running it jumped to 126.

Comment by nel on October 29, 2013 at 10:38am

I erred the first time , not setting my pump on temp basal and ended up with a low other words I could not qualify my experience while recording the results of that particular test ...did I make this clear ?? Signing up through FB is easier ( as per Manny's suggestion ...) I keep forgetting my password(lol ) and do not need one for FB !!

Comment by Emily Coles on October 29, 2013 at 10:04am

I'm still doing the Big Blue Test every chance I get!!  

How about you all? Has anyone had any weird or unexpected experiences with it? Learned anything?

Comment by Mike on October 20, 2013 at 10:31am

Just mowed the yard for hopefully the last time this season and decided to use it as an activity. Before 146 and after 124.

Comment by Mike on October 17, 2013 at 9:57pm

Just logged a 20 minutes on BBT. My 4th entry of my goal of 30.

Comment by Bradford on October 17, 2013 at 6:23pm
I have tried with chrome and with the Android Internet browser on my phone and it seems like bbt site isn't optimized for mobile? I can't get the items to select or I can't get it to submit...any clue on when the apps might become available for us?
Comment by Emily Coles on October 17, 2013 at 11:01am

I had a HUGE BBT success this morning!  Awoke at 380 :(  walked for 30 minutes and it came down to 178.  Go BBT!!

Comment by Tweetie Bird on October 16, 2013 at 12:22pm

I walk for 20 minutes every day after supper. I will go on the web site starting tonight and post my results.

Comment by Marie B on October 16, 2013 at 12:20pm

Yay Mike! I just did one, walked for 22 minutes, went from 146 to 123


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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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