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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?".

Recent articles

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...

Articles by this author

Repost: How Running Helped Mark Hanlon Take Control of Injury and Illness

As many of you know, I am a strong believer that despite our challenges, whether it is a chronic illness, injury, or simply time, we are in control of our bodies both physically and more...

Tip: How to view webpage HTML on iPad / iPhone. No app required (iOS 13)

This article outlines the steps required to view the source code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) for any webpage on your iDevices including iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using iOS 13, 12, 11, and 10 without any hacks...

Repost: Questions You Should Never Ask a Trail Runner

Trail Running is certainly an odd blend of community and introspection.  We are there when you misstep one of the three r’s (root, rock, rutt) and need a helping hand up and at the same...

Trail Running 101 for Beginners

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Trail Running 101 clinic put on by the great team at 5-Peaks Ontario. Here are a few trail running tips for beginners that I pulled away...

Safety tips for spring trail running

Canadian Trail Running Magazine published a great article to help keep us safe with our early spring trail running training. With 5 weeks to go before my first 5-Peaks trail race of the season I am feeling...

Questions and Answers about the FreeStyle Libre Diabetic Glucose Monitoring System

I have been using the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system (CGM) since December 2018. Here are some questions I had myself before considering the switch from my OneTouch system and some of the answers I...