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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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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 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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2019 Gift Ideas for Runners Recommended by a Runner

Christmas is around the corner, what is that perfect ChrisTmas gift for the runner in your life?

Canadian Politics: A Coalition Government and its Strengths for Minority Government

Much like the 2006 and 2008 elections, Canadians have spoken loud and clear this past October 2019 with the election of a minority Liberal Government.  It is not that we are indecisive, it is not that we...

The Importance of Hydration in Endurance Running and Cycling

As endurance athletes, we are well acquainted with our electrolytes and carbohydrate gels. However, did you know that all workout hydration plans are not created equal? Depending on the duration and intensity of your workout,...

What Training for the Under Armour Eastside 10K Reminded me About Myself

My running journey through injury and chronic illness and it's impact on my training for the Under Armour Eastside 10K Road race.

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 accessories for your FreeStyle Libre scanner and sensor. As a Canadian diabetic, I am well acquainted with being prepared. From glucose tablets for hypoglycemic events to alcohol wipes.