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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 – Add something new to your post – Take life by the Horns

Stand up and look around you?  What do you see?  For me, my first impressions of my hectic home office, are clutter...

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...

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...

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...

The infamous question of "Why?"

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Blogging 101 – Creating your first Post – Hello World

I admit I have had a Blog, or WebLog, for a while now, yet, has it been time,...

Fraud Alert: Microsoft Phone Scam to correct Virus / Computer Error

We received an interesting telephone call on a private line earlier today from a company called “ONLINE PC CARE” or something similar regarding recent...