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Mark Hanlon

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?".

Recent articles

Fix: Safari Requires you to Always Login to Websites

Here is the solution to solve you needing to always login to websites on iOS 13 despite enabling Keep Me Logged In...

Shop Georgina’s Restaurants and Stores | Open during COVID-19

Welcome to Shop Georgina, your on-line directory of what restaurants, stores, and services are open, operating, and ready for business during the...

Cases, 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 Abbott 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: Harmonica tune Corona Corona (COVID-19) by Derek Hanlon

Enjoy the indie COVID-19 (coronavirus) influenced harmonica song "Corona Corona" by Derek Hanlon. A lot has changed in my community since 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 diabetics. Abbott...

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Exploring the differences between Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

Being diagnosed as a diabetic in my mid-thirties was life-changing. What does this mean to my lifestyle? What can I eat? What the heck is diabetes? In this blog...

Common Drugs to Treat Crohn’s Disease

Here is a review of the typical drugs to treat Crohn's disease. There are several categories of drugs that are used to control / reduce the inflammation caused by your Crohn's. Here is a brief overview of...

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 and anus, and only invades the inner lining of bowel tissue. It almost...

Medication can change your life – Both good and bad!

I ended my last post with something along the lines, medication can do wonders.  And that it can, well, until your body begins to act up.  How your body may react to a new medication...

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 “What triggered your Crohn’s or Colitis?”  There always seems to be some type...

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. Symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea, sometimes bloody, and weight loss. Crohn’s disease (CD) is named after the doctor who first described it in 1932. (Since...