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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

2020 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?

Freestyle Libre | Official Learning Videos and Quick Tips

Abbott, the makers of the Freestyle Libre diabetes glucose monitoring system, has released a series of education and learning videos to help us get...

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 and 14 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 social-distancing and...

Cases, Patches, Stickers, and Diabetic Supplies for Dexcom G6

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

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 transforms your...

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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 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 diabetics. Abbott has released an official FreeStyle Libre Adhesion guide with tips and tricks to help keep...

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...

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 and confused...

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, your body...