The 2012 Big Blue Test campaign is open for business. That's the huge international online "glucose test-in" organized by Manny Hernandez and his team at the Diabetes Hands Foundation. It emphasizes the importance of exercise with diabetes, and just as last year, if the campaign hits its goal of of 20,000 entries, the program sponsor (Roche Accu-Chek) will donate $100,000 to charitable D-organizations.

But this year, the group is expanding the scope of where that money will go, reaching out in particular to one of the world's poorest nations, Haiti. You can read about diabetes in Haiti here. The main help organization there is something called FHADIMAC (Fondation Haïtienne de Diabète et de Maladies Cardio-vasculaires).

In a place like Haiti, if these organizations don't exist, people die.

How's that for motivation to get involved?

Need more?

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
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Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.

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Please watch this brand new video from DHF making its debut today here at the 'Mine:

With much appreciation and D-love to DHF.

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