The Big Blue Test is back!
Started by the Diabetes Hands Foundation in 2009, the Big Blue Test is a way to remind people with diabetes of the importance of staying active while simultaneously raising funds for people with diabetes in need.
Those with diabetes can participate in the campaign any time between November 1 and November 14 — World Diabetes Day — at midnight (Pacific Time) by checking their blood glucose, getting active, checking their blood glucose again, and sharing the results at the Big Blue Test Web site. (In previous years, participants’ blood glucose levels have declined by 15% to 20% after just 14 minutes of exercise.) In connection with the number of people who do the Big Blue Test, Roche Diabetes Care (makers of Accu-Chek products) will make a donation that benefits more than 8,000 people with diabetes in need.
You can find out more about the program on BigBlueTest.org.
This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.
Source URL: https://dsm.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/the-big-blue-test/
Web Team: The Diabetes Self-Management Web Team is made up of various editorial staff members.
Disclaimer of Medical Advice: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information, which comes from qualified medical writers, does not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs.
Copyright ©2022 Diabetes Self-Management unless otherwise noted.