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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

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...

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...

Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

This week's Daily Post Photo Challenge is the Rule of Thirds.  I admit I am not usually one that follows the rule of...

Smart Devices as a Digital Life Coaches

The world is changing and in many great ways. As mobile devises become more powerful, their functionality has extended beyond simply sending emails, text...

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...

Blogging 101: Add a New Page or Post

WordPress seems to take on two hats, as an incredible, blogging and communicating platform that is used across the globe to share...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Review: SyncToy – Copy and Backup Your Files

SyncToy 2.0 for Windows is a easy to use, customizable application helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers.

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,...