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Life as a Diabetic (Type 1 and Type 2)

What I Have Learned While Being Diagnosed as an Insulin-Dependent T2 Diabetic

After a 10-year long battle as a Type 2 Diabetic, I was diagnosed as insulin-dependent Type 2 Diabetic (T2D) at the age...

Tip: How to Stop Your FreeStyle Libre Sensor From Falling Off Before the 14-day Expiry?

Hits and tips I use to keep my FreeStyle Libre attached for 14 days. With these tips I have never had a sensor fall off early.

Cases, Stickers, and Accessories for the FreeStyle Libre

Here is a list of helpful cases, stickers, patches and accessories for your FreeStyle Libre scanner and sensor. As a Canadian diabetic,...

Questions and Answers about the FreeStyle Libre Diabetic Glucose Monitoring System

I have been using the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system (CGM) since December 2018. Here are some questions I had myself before...

Review: My first thoughts about FreeStyle Libre?

Welcome to my review of the new Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor. This page will be my personal account of using...

Guest Post | What is Carbohydrate?

Evidence Based Health Care: Before I enter contentious territory I think it's important to state my position on modern western medicine. I am under the...

Running & Cycling (Clothes, Tech and Races)

Mark is a foodie in training, photographer, Starbucks addict, runner, and single parent living outside of Toronto, Ontario. Living with Crohn’s Disease and Diabetes, life for this Transportation Planner and RPP can be an interesting mix.

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Random thoughts from the past

Photo Challenge: Capture Colour in the Absence of Colour – Winters Retreat

One of my favourite pictures of late. In the midst of early winter, there is still colour to be found along with the grey...

How To: Where can I find the Windows 7 Screen Capturing Tool?

Question: Where can I find a free Screen capturing tool for Windows 7 or Windows 10? Answer: Windows has always had the Print Screen button...

Why you should not add a new hard drive to your computer as a backup solution?

External storage enclosures, or adding a second or more hand drive to your desktop computer are a useful and increasingly popular way to expand digital storage; however it can be difficult to manage storage across multiple disks that may be both internal and external.

Photo Challenge: What does Home Mean to Me …

Home is Where the Heart Is.  Taking a look through The Commons, it looks like an incredible group of Bloggers and Photographers...

5 Ways to Keep your Mobile Devices and Personal Information Secure

Smartphones and tablets are so much a part of everyday life, it’s easy to forget that they can contain an incredible wealth...

Blogging 101 – Write an About Me Page – Exploring me and who Am I

Today's assignment for our Blogging 101 course was to write an About Page.  Who is Mark, what is he all about, and...

Currency Exchange Robbery: One-way Banks Guarantee they Make Billions Each Year!

I recently had a transaction on my Canadian Credit card from a US vendor.  The original charge was $55.83 USD with a...

The infamous question of "Why?"

Originating from Old English hwī, hwȳ 'by what cause', instrumental case of hwæt 'what', of Germanic origin,...

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis, or UC, is more localized in nature than Crohn’s disease (CD). Typically, the disease affects the colon (large bowel) including the rectum...

How Dare you BBQ Without Fire in the Kitchen Spice Co | Christmas 6-Pack

Ever since we received the Fire in the Kitchen Spice Co. Christmas 6-Pack of their incredible seasoning rubs, they have become a...

Review: PortableApps.Com – Applications on the GO!

Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.

Canadian Politics: A Coalition Government and its Strengths for Minority Government

Much like the 2006 and 2008 elections, Canadians have spoken loud and clear this past October 2019 with the election of a minority Liberal...