Whether you have diabetes or not, this year you can join those who do and be part of the "Big Blue Test." I know of no other cause where in 14 minutes you can get life-saving diabetes medicine and supplies to people around the world -- many of whom will die without them.
By doing any activity of your choice, for 14 minutes, and recording your activity, Roche Diabetes Care (makers of ACCU-CHECK® products and services) will make a $5 donation to the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), who will then award the monies to seven global humanitarian diabetes organizations.
There's also a second benefit to doing the Big Blue Test: You actually see the amazing power of exercise to lower your blood sugar. I've done this test twice before and just 14 minutes of walking lowers my blood sugar on average 18 points!
This year the Big Blue Test's video call to action features one of the most popular talents from TV's American Idol, Elliott Yamin. Yamin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 16 years old.