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Mark Hanlon

Mark Hanlon writes about his successes in life balancing fatherhood, running and cycling, and chronic illness (diabetes and Crohns). 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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Proud to be working with Diabetes Canada | Lace Up Virtual 10K Event

This September, Diabetes Canada is rallying Canadians together to Lace Up to End Diabetes. A virtual 10K event - where you exercise, move, run, or ride your way! It’s been 100 years since the discovery of insulin –...

Discussing Hypoglycemia and Diabetes with Beyond Type 2

For those that visit my blog regularly, you have read countless words on the importance of good diabetes management and risk associated with insulin dependence for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. The other week...

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 an insulin-dependent T2D, I am always looking for new or better...

Online Learning | Tools to make your learning from Home successful

As we approach the first anniversary of Covid-19 Lockdowns and remote learning. Here are some of the great tools, tips, and resources that have been helpful to make learning from home a success. It doesn't...

Review: DMP – The Diabetes App for iOS and Android

One of the newest apps in our diabetes toolkit is DMP - The Diabetes App for iOS, Android, and your web browser. This post is a diabetics review of the DMP App. As Type-1 and Type-2...

Freestyle Libre 2 Coming to Canada in 2021

Health Canada has approved an upgrade to the FreeStyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system continuously measures glucose data every minute with customizable, optional real-time alarms1 to alert users when their glucose is high...