An important part of managing diabetes is leading a healthy, active life. Exercise helps manage blood sugar levels.
An important part of maintaining good, overall well-being is leading a healthy, active life.
The principle is the same for all people – those with and those without diabetes. People with diabetes have the added component of blood sugar control.
The Big Blue Test asks ALL people to get active. Doing something – walking, dancing, yard work, house work, trapezing – it all gets your heart pumping. You feel better for it.
EVERY TIME A BIG BLUE TEST IS LOGGED, $5 WILL BE DONATED TO HUMANITARIAN DIABETES CHARITIES. The goal is $100,000 to deserving organizations that provide supplies and education to people living with diabetes.
Help yourself while helping others. It’s easy and it’s good for you. There’s even an app for it to make it easier!
But there’s a catch:
We need to get 20,000 tests logged in order to qualify for a penny. Each test accounts for $5, but we need the full 20,000 to get any of the $100,000 generously pledged by Roche Diabetes. More than half the timeframe has passed and we are only have about a quarter of the tests we need logged.
So I am asking you to get active and log it in. Do it now. Do it later. Do it tomorrow. Then to it again and again and ask friends and family to do it with you! The hope is that the Big Blue Test will encourage positive change in people living with diabetes, but also all people, and getting active will simply become part of your daily routine.
If you are wondering where the money goes, watch this video to get an idea.
Help yourself while helping others. It’s a win-win.