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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 (Canada)?

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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Unexpected Twist in Life : Navigating Dating and Life 101 After Separation and Divorce

Separation and divorce, and particularly when it blind sides, feels very much link being trapped on a run-away train. Despite feeling out...

AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU | Powerful Video Graphics

For anyone that "really" knows me, computers and technology have been a part of my life for as long as I can...

Guest Post: The Best Computer Accessories for a Home Computer

When one buys a computer one often doesn’t take into consideration the fact that you will need other devises for your computer. When you...

A Dissection of Me – Exploring what makes me, “me”

Picture of Me (Mark Hanlon) Who are we? What makes us, us? How would you describe yourself...

Blogging 101 – What can we learn through others?

How often do you share your pain points with strangers? One of the most powerful aspects of blogging...

Should I Move from a Windows PC to a Mac?

A review of why did I buy a Macbook Pro? Making the switch from a Windows 7 (Microsoft) based laptop to a...

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...

Guest Post: Reducing Debt Load

How do you know if you have too much debt? Learning about debt can help you determine if you have more than you should....

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. Symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea, sometimes bloody, and weight loss. Crohn’s disease...

Review: Switcher – Switch Between Applications

Switcher is a free utility for Windows Vista and Aero enabled.  As the name suggests, the application gives you a new twist...

Google Glass – What to expect?

Once the exclusive domain of science fiction writers, glasses that allow you to display data, take photos and videos, translate real-time speech...

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...