BigBlue Test

What is The Big Blue Test?

I have been hearing the buzz: “Big Blue Test is back: Join the movement.”  But I wasn’t sure what the movement was!  I did some research and found that it was simply what it said…movement.  I’ll explain.

Exercising for 14 minutes reduces blood sugar levels by 20%

Just a little bit of movement can drastically improve your glucose levels, which means small changes in lifestyle can have a big affect on your health – that’s great!

What is the “test” part of the Big Blue Test?

To prove to people that small changes actually do help, the Diabetes Hands Foundation asks for diabetics everywhere to “take the challenge” and test (and record) their glucose before and after exercising just 14-20 minutes.  They put the numbers in either on an app or online in the hopes that the movement will grow and the proof will spark others to also make the same small change.  Brilliant!

What else is involved?

Not too much.  The Diabetes Hands Foundation just encourages to not go it alone, to get out and do something together – sounds good to us!  Additionally, they ask that you share your data so that it is a BIG community effort of evidence – not too shabby! And when you do, there are organizations that donate to help research efforts, so there really are no down sides here.

How do I get involved?

Head to bigbluetest.org to get started and be a part of! Jump in – and with only 14 minutes a day, what have you got to lose?

By: DiabeticCare editorial team; Published: 8-15-2013, 8:00 AM

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