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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

Tip: WordPress Pretty Permalinks on Windows IIS Server

I was working with a client who has his self-hosted WordPress website running on a GoDaddy Windows IIS Hosting Account and encountered...

Review: Should I buy an E-Reader or a Tablet?

The battle is on, do I jump in with both feet and grab a new Android tablet like a Samsung Galaxy or a Blackberry...

Blogging 101 – Try a new Theme. Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover

I plead to you, Don't judge a book, or in our case a Blog by its cover!  Admit it, themes, themes, themes,...

What triggered your Crohn’s Disease?

What is considered normal?  I suppose that is to be flushed out – but from those, I have discussed the question of...

WordPress.com Reader Toolbar in Self Hosted Sites

WordPress comes in two flavors: the fully hosted WordPress.com, and the self-hosted version available at WordPress.org. For a long-winded review of the...

Review: Microsoft’s Virtual PC 2007

My review of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. Virtualization software allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing...

Blogging 101: Catering to your Design Needs

Todays Blogging 101 assignment was to add and/or customize two widgets, one text-based and one image-based. Which sounds like great fun. The main reason why...

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...

Review: RocketDock – Launch your Applications

RocketDock is a super-cool dock for Windows. Think Mac OS dock for Windows. RocketDock is a fast, eye-pleasing...

Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

My little niece has a bit of a personality and rightfully so as the last out of six grandchildren she needs to make herself...

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...

Review: Drobo – Peace of Mind Computer and Data Backup Solution

Admittedly, I have been a long time Windows Home Server User but as my hardware comes close to its life cycle and a recent...