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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...

Articles by this author

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 cases, stickers, patches and 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...

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 importantly mentally....

Tip: How to view webpage HTML on iPad / iPhone (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 time, we...