My big blue test
So I did my Big blue test today
What is the big blue test you ask?
The Big blue test is a endeavor of Manny Hernandez and the diabetes hands foundation team but to truly explain what it is, I will steal his words because they do it more justice than my own would.
The Big Blue Test is a diabetes awareness program started by the nonprofit Diabetes Hands Foundation, that takes place every November leading up to World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. The campaign reinforces the importance of exercise in managing diabetes. People with diabetes are encouraged to do the Big Blue Test any day between November 1 and November 14 at midnight Pacific Time, by testing their blood sugar, getting active, testing again, and sharing the results online at bigbluetest.org
Still need some convincing, well it is also for a good cause…
In 2011, in connection with the number of people that do the Big Blue Test, another donation from Roche Diabetes Care will benefit more than 8,000 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 the work in Latin America by the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Programme.
So how about it?
Why don’t you go and do the Big Blu test right now.
Its OK I can wait, Go do it right now
Then come back after and we can compare the results.
Here is how its done.
- Test your blood sugars
- Do 15 minutes of physical activity
- Test your blood sugars again
- Share your results at Bigbluetest.org
- My exercise of choice was Cycling
- The Big blue Test T shirt that you see above is available for sale at the DHF Web-store.