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 Pat Van Dyne on November 14, 2010 at 2:06pm
108 before and 85 after splitting wood for 15 or so minutes.
Comment by Maureen on November 14, 2010 at 2:01pm
BG Before =129 and BG After = 86. Went for a walk in the cool wind but bright blue skies of Arizona.
Comment by Richard157 on November 14, 2010 at 1:54pm
I dropped from 113 to 86. I did a fast 14 minute walk on my treadmill, but I would have dropped much less if I had done a slower walk outdoors.
Comment by Jeanne on November 14, 2010 at 1:53pm
After: 207
14 minuets of yoga
Comment by Tarra on November 14, 2010 at 1:35pm
I was before 99 after 85. I went for brisk walk with diabetic alert dog Dutchess around the neighborhood.
Comment by Kristen on November 14, 2010 at 1:28pm
Before: 158
After: 137
Took the family out to walk around the neighborhood! We are lucky we didn't need our snow boots yet!! :)
Comment by AngelaC on November 14, 2010 at 1:19pm
Before: 126 (40 minutes after lunch); After (1 hr later): 81.
Exercise of choice: Leaf raking -- so got some aerobic and anerobic exercise in!
Comment by Bob on November 14, 2010 at 1:13pm
139 mg/dl before and 60 mg/dl after running up the mountain behind my house. I clicked on the photo option so hopefully you'll see some of the big blue sky over the Berkshires.

Comment by FatCatAnna on November 14, 2010 at 1:11pm
Before: 3.1 (had to have some DEX4 :( )
After: 5.4 (didn`t exactly do the stair climbing at the pace I wanted to do outside of the City Hall of Montreal - but I did it!)
Never thought of testing my nonD hubby for this - that`s a good idea Melissa - will include him in it next year :)
Zumba, zumba Manny :) .
Comment by Bradford on November 14, 2010 at 1:04pm
before: 126
after: 48

Went out to the beach for 40 minutes or so. Tried learning to surf for the first time! Got tossed around by the waves but had a great time!

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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
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Mike Lawson
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Gary (has type 2)

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