It’s Big Blue Test Time!

Today marks the start of one of my favorite parts of the year. It’s Big Blue Test time!

For the next month, every Big Blue Test that is logged will result in a $1.00 (US) donation to non-profit diabetes groups that are working tirelessly to provide education, support, and supplies to people who need them.

Here’s how it works:

1. Test your blood glucose. If you do not have diabetes, you can skip this step.

2. Get active. For 14 to 20 minutes, get up and get moving. You can , walk, run, clean the house, swim, tap dance…whatever!

3. Test again. On average, Big Blue Testers seen their blood glucose level drop 20% after 14-20 minutes of exercise.

4. Share your results. (Answer the questions in the right column of the page at And don’t forget to talk about your experience on social media.


Tell everyone you know, whether they’re living with diabetes or not. Log those moments of activity throughout your day.
Share this with everyone you know (use the hashtag #bigbluetest).

Have you been looking for a way to help move the needle toward better outcomes for People With Diabetes, but you’re not sure how? This is how.

I’ve already logged my first one! I took the long way walking from the train station to work, and my BG dropped 53 points. I’m going to try to do this every working day (twice per day, of course) for the next month. I’ll bet there’s something similar you can do where you live and work.

Sometimes, diabetes advocacy is both fun and easy. Go to to find out more.

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  • Karen  On October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    The Big Blue Test is just the motivation I need to get me moving again. I’m going to try to log at least one test a day.

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  • Photograbetic  On October 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you for this post! I didn’t know what the Big Blue Test was!! =)


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