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! This is a particularly big year, as it marks the fifth anniversary for the Big Blue Test, and we’re hoping to make it a year to remember!
What is a Big Blue Test?
Super easy! Download the mySugr Companion app if you don’t have it already, start the Big Blue Test Challenge, then:
- Check your blood sugar
- Get active
- Check your blood sugar again
Log your blood sugars and activity through the BBT Challenge and you’ll earn yourself some free Companion Pro days while contributing to the overall goal. It’s so sweet that you might need some insulin!
You can win the BBT Challenge once per day!
Can you win all 31 days?
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?
20k for $10k
The goal of the BBT this year is to collectively log 20,000 Big Blue Test entries between October 15th and November 14th. When this goal is reached, $10,000 in grants will be distributed to nonprofit organizations that serve people with diabetes living in need worldwide.
Two US-based nonprofits, St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic in San Francisco, CA and University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, CO, will receive $2,500 each. An additional $5,000 will be granted to support projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Are you a twitter-holic? I’ll admit, I’m somewhat addicted… so I’m going to take advantage of the built in social sharing features of Companion to get in on the hashtag action at BigBlueTest.org. Do you see that row of images just above the video on the BBT website? That’s a changing stream of pics that have been hashtagged with #BigBlueTest – get yours up there!
These groups will only get this support if 20,000 BBT entries are logged by November 14th, 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! ★★★