Doing the Big Blue Test is easy! Just test your glucose, get active for 14-20 minutes, test again, and share your results at BigBlueTest.org. You can enter as many Big Blue Tests from now until the end of the day of November 14th.
The Big Blue Test, a diabetes awareness program started by the nonprofit Diabetes Hands Foundation. The campaign reinforces the importance of exercise in managing diabetes. People with diabetes are encouraged to do the Big Blue Test any day between October 14th and November 14 at midnight Pacific Time, by testing their blood sugar, getting active, testing again, and sharing the results online at bigbluetest.org.
The website aggregates all of the data collected live. In the last two years, just 14 minutes of exercise decreased participants’ blood sugar level between 15 and 20 percent.
In 2010, more than 2,000 people did the Big Blue Test. Over 120,000 people watched the Big Blue Test video. Roche Diabetes Care, makers of ACCU-CHEK® diabetes products and services, funded the production of the video and helped it go viral by donating 75 cents for each of the first 100,000 views, resulting in total donation of $75,000. The donation provided insulin and supplies to more than 2,000 people with diabetes in developing countries.
This year, in connection with the number of people that do the Big Blue Test, another donation from Roche Diabetes Care will benefit people with diabetes in need. Five nonprofit organizations focused on helping underserved areas with a high incidence of diabetes in the United States will each receive $10,000, while $25,000 will go to support similar work internationally. Read more about the grantees here