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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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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...

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...

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...

Photo Challenge: And Then there were Shovels

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or...

The infamous question of "Why?"

Asking "why?" makes us think! Originating from Old English hwī, hwȳ 'by what cause', instrumental case of...

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...

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...

Pack Rats – 30 Day Declutter Challenge

How many of you are Pack Rats? Why not join me in a 30-day declutter challenge and take control of your pack-rat...

5 Tips for Photographing Sunsets

The great staff at Henry's published a helpful article on photographing sunsets that I had to share. Take a look at the...

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...

Tip: Top 5 Backup Solutions for Home and Business Computer Users

How to best protect these memories is to constantly backup your files and documents, but what method is best? There are thousands of products available to back up your computers data, some of them are better than the others. Here's are our top five methods to back your data.