Big Blue Test Challenge
How does exercise or activity affect your blood sugar? Excellent question, Monster Tamer! Let’s challenge your sweat glands and find out! Do the Big Blue Test Challenge and you’re sure to learn something about how you respond to a little heart-pumping stimulation.
We’re super excited to be teaming up with one of our favorite diabetes organizations, Diabetes Hands Foundation, to bring you the Big Blue Test Challenge! Big Blue Test, and we’re hoping to make it a year to remember!
What is a Big Blue Test Challenge?
Super easy! Download the mySugr Companion app if you don’t have it already, find the Big Blue Test Challenge in the challenges section of your side menu, then:
- Start the challenge
- Check your blood sugar (optional)
- Get active
- Check your blood sugar again (optional)
1… 2… 3… GO!!!
Does Activity Really Matter?
Over the last four years, DHF has collected results from BBT participants. The data demonstrates that just 14 minutes of activity decreases BG levels between 15-20 percent on average. We think that’s strong evidence that activity can be a powerful tool in your diabetes management toolbox. Amazing stuff, right?
35k for $35k
The goal of the BBT this year is to collectively log 35,000 Big Blue Test entries between October 20th and November
19th (UPDATE! The date has been extended to November 26th!). In 2014, every Big Blue Test result that gets logged, Diabetes Hands Foundation grants $1 in support of people with diabetes around the world.
Two US-based nonprofits, Riverside Community Health Foundation and LIFT-Levántate, will receive $10,000 USD each. An additional $15,000 USD will be granted to support AYUDA to help Fundación Aprendiendo a Vivir (FAA) in the Dominican Republic.
These groups will only get this support if 35,000 BBT entries are logged by November
19th (UPDATE – the date has been extended to November 26th!), which means we need to kick ass and show the world what Monster Tamers can do! Each BBT Challenge you win counts towards the 20k goal and earns you some free Companion Pro time.
★★★ Let’s go! ★★★