Sunday, November 13, 2011

#13 Big Blue Test #NHBPM







Friday Nate did the Big Blue Test  ---- Have you?

BG @ 9:44 am --- 219 


Recess --- Nate rode a tricycle and played on the playground


BG @ 10:10 am --- 169 



What Is Big Blue Test?

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.
In the last two years, just 14 minutes of exercise decreased participants’ blood sugar level between 15 and 20 percent.
In 2010, more than 2,000 people did the Big Blue Test. Over 120,000 people watched the Big Blue Test video. Roche Diabetes Care, makers of ACCU-CHEK® diabetes products and services, funded the production of the video and helped it go viral by donating 75 cents for each of the first 100,000 views, resulting in total donation of $75,000. The donation provided insulin and supplies to more than 2,000 people with diabetes in developing countries.
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.

Important: 
If you cannot perform physical activity for medical or disability reasons, or because your pre-exercise BG level exceeds 250 mg/dL, participate as you can. Share your blood sugar readings and invite others to do the test and watch the video. Remember: for each person that shares their Big Blue Test experience on this site between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14, a person with diabe
tes in need will get life-saving supplies.




Oh yea and you don't have to have diabetes to do it.  Support someone in need and do it now! 


Follow this link and do it ---->  BIG BLUE TEST




This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J


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