Our Big Blue Test Poster Received a Big Blue Ribbon at AADE 2013!


This past week the team at The Diabetes Hands Foundation presented a poster abstract at the AADE in Philadelphia that uses the data collected during the 2012 Big Blue Test. Our Big Blue Test scientific poster was awarded a big blue 1st place ribbon for “Immediate Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose in People with Diabetes.” Read the interview AADE published with our President, Manny Hernandez about the Big Blue Test poster.

You can see the poster below:

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We are so proud of this achievement and have all of you to thank for it.

We couldn’t have done this without the help fo Dr. Sheri Colberg, our amazing volunteer Fatima Shahzad and of course all of you amazing people who did the Big Blue Test and shared your data last fall.

Because of you, we can conclude that participating in varying types of exercise generally lowers blood glucose levels in most individuals with diabetes.  The average participant in last year’s Big Blue Test saw an average drop of their BGL of 16.8%. 

Update, October 2013:
Read the article from the October 2013 issue of ADA Diabetes Care “Blood Glucose Responses to Type, Intensity, Duration, and Timing of Exercise“, co-authored by DHF president, Manny Hernandez with Dr. Sheri R. Colberg, and Fatima Shahzad.