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 Roberto on November 3, 2010 at 5:35pm
This will be my first National Diabetes Day since diagnosed with type 2. Novemeber 14th got it scheduled on my calendar!!! ill be playing soccer and than testing after 14 minutes!!
Comment by Acquafortis on November 3, 2010 at 2:24pm
I'm totally in. What kind of physical activity will you be doing for the bigbluetest?
I thought to dance tango with my partner for 14 min and then test.
And you?
Comment by Kelly WPA on November 3, 2010 at 1:48pm
It counts but you need to wait a little bit in between plays. I posted on YouTube this morning that I did not think the count was accurate. Someone from DHF posted that they did have confirmation that people can play it multiple times but you have to space it out. I am not sure how far in between plays though. I actually put it on a playlist in YouTube and was going to keep repeating it while I was out today but read the post from CHF before doing that. My dog was happy he did not have to hear the same song over & over again all day!
Comment by Patricia Bason on November 2, 2010 at 3:48pm
I thought about re-running the video but didn't thin it would count. I shall re-run it anyway. Every little helps!
Comment by Kelly WPA on November 2, 2010 at 12:37pm
Thanks Lizamari! Didn't think to ask about putting the pics there! I appreciate your help!
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on November 2, 2010 at 12:34pm
You can type #bigbluetest anywhere within your 140 character sentence, with your readings, and then they will be grouped with everyone else's readings on Twitter in a sort of "common channel" that the hashtag creates for a common topic. Also, you can use twit pic to share any pictures on twitter you may have..., AND, you may use Bit Ly to shorten any long URLs you may wish to share: Just type in place of any ol' url in your url area of your browser, and it will show up.
Comment by Kelly WPA on November 2, 2010 at 12:08pm
I have kind of a dumb question here that I am going to ask. I know sometimes when people ask stuff, there are other people lurking in the background wanting to know the same thing but are too embarrassed to ask. I guess I will show my age & ask! I know how to add pics of my meter readings here. I also saw on the Big Blue Test site they have a spot to add meter readings there also. I can also put it on my blog & in Facebook. Now the embarrassing question – I have a Twitter account that I log in to read stuff, but I don’t know how to Tweet my readings!

Manny put the instructions about what hashtag to use for Twitter, but “how” do I do that? (5. If you have a Twitter account, post your readings on Twitter (use the #bigblue hashtag) and link back to: Do I put the #bigblue first and then my reading or vice versa and what about spaces in between stuff?
Comment by Bob on November 2, 2010 at 8:38am
If it's sunny, I'll run up the mountain behind my house and try to take a picture of the Big Blue Sky over the Catskills from the top!
Comment by WitchDoctress on November 1, 2010 at 7:39pm
I will be participating as this is my First World Diabetes Day...and dressed in my favourite colour to boot - BLUE!!
Comment by Dana Clark on November 1, 2010 at 3:36pm
LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!! :)

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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
(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)

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Gary (has type 2)

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