Kate is a twelve-year-old kid-scientist-extraordinaire living with type -1 diabetes. When imagining what to do for her school science fair project this year, she decided to go big. Kate had the idea to utilize the Big Blue Test. She got creative and began working on “The Little Blue Test.”
Kate studied the effect of exercise on children with diabetes vs. children without diabetes between the ages of 6-16. She tested 50 participants (25 w/diabetes and 25 w/out). Her experiment, as a result, logged 50 Big Blue Tests and raised $250 toward the grants awarded to organizations all over the United States that provide life-saving supplies and services to people living with diabetes.
As if that isn’t awesome enough, As part of her project, Kate used social media to encourage people with diabetes to take part in the Big Blue Test, which she herself had participated in the year before. Kate’s mom stated that she not only does Kate “want to win,” but also, and perhaps more so, she wants to “raise diabetes awareness.”
Maybe it was Kate’s personal stake in her project, or maybe she is simply a twelve-year-old kid-scientist-extraordinaire. Either way, we are stoked to announce that Kate took 4th place in her school science fair and will be moving on to the regional science fair!
Kate has worked hard to bring Big Blue Test to a new level.
We, at the Diabetes Hands Foundation, are inspired by Kate’s ingenuity, integrity, creativity, and initiative, and wish her all the best of luck at Regionals!
Way to go, Kate!
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