Mark

Mark Hanlon writes about his successes in life balancing fatherhood, running and cycling, and chronic illness. As an insulin-dependent Type 2 Diabetic and Crohns warrior, Mark does not look at his chronic Illnesses as a disability but as motivation to challenge his body and his mind to find that next personal success. Enjoy Mark on his journey at Are We "Making you think?".

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Patches, Stickers, and Diabetic Supplies for Dexcom G5 / G6

Here is a list of helpful diabetic accessories for your Dexcom G5 / G6 sensor, receiver, transmitter and system. As a Canadian...

Review: Ambrosia NightRider BluCon for Freestyle Libre CGM

This post is a review of the Ambrosia NightRider BluCon Bluetooth reader for the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Glucose System. The NightRider BluCon...

Song: Corona Corona (COVID-19) by Derek Hanlon

Enjoy the indie COVID-19 influenced song "Corona Corona" by Derek Hanlon. A lot has changed in my community since the Province of...

FreeStyle Libre Adhesion Guide for Canada and United States

Everyone's skin is different, as a result, keeping your FreeStyle Libre from falling off can be a challenge for some users. Abbott...

What are the Benefits of using a Dexcom G6 or Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for Diabetes Control?

What are the benefits of using a Dexcom G6 or Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to manage your Type 1 or...

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...

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Patches, Stickers, and Diabetic Supplies for Dexcom G5 / G6

Here is a list of helpful diabetic accessories for your Dexcom G5 / G6 sensor, receiver, transmitter and system. As a Canadian diabetic, I am well acquainted with being prepared. From glucose tablets for hypoglycemic...

Review: Ambrosia NightRider BluCon for Freestyle Libre CGM

This post is a review of the Ambrosia NightRider BluCon Bluetooth reader for the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Glucose System. The NightRider BluCon transforms your Libre into a continuous glucose monitor by automatically reading the NFC...

Song: Corona Corona (COVID-19) by Derek Hanlon

Enjoy the indie COVID-19 influenced song "Corona Corona" by Derek Hanlon. A lot has changed in my community since the Province of Ontario declared a Declaration of Emergency on March 17, 2020 in response to the...

FreeStyle Libre Adhesion Guide for Canada and United States

Everyone's skin is different, as a result, keeping your FreeStyle Libre from falling off can be a challenge for some users. Abbott has released an official FreeStyle Libre Adhesion guide with tips and tricks to...

What are the Benefits of using a Dexcom G6 or Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for Diabetes Control?

What are the benefits of using a Dexcom G6 or Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to manage your Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? As a T2D, I am always looking for new or...

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 of 48. This sudden change in my health has had me feeling lost...