Take the Big Blue Test for American Diabetes Month

With American Diabetes Month officially under way, you’ll want to join the more than 100,000 people who have raised diabetes awareness and funds by taking part in the Big Blue Test!

Established by the Diabetes Hands Foundation in 2009, the Big Blue Test is a way to raise money for people with diabetes in need while simultaneously reminding people with diabetes of the importance of staying active.


Participating in the Big Blue Test takes just a few easy steps. First, test your blood sugar. (Those without diabetes can skip this step.) Then, for 14 to 20 minutes, engage in some sort of movement — anything from running to cleaning the house to tap dancing fits the bill! Once you’ve finished exercising, test your blood sugar again. Finally, share your results on the Big Blue Test website. (According to the official website, participants see their blood glucose levels drop by 20%, on average.)

Every entry received between October 14 and November 30 will trigger a $1 donation to help nonprofit groups around the world that are providing “life-saving supplies, services, and education” to people with diabetes.

For more information, and to take the Big Blue Test, visit BigBlueTest.org.

This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.