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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 and 14 despite enabling Keep Me...

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 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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Running TIP: 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...

Apple’s FaceTime Exploit: Expecting Perfection in an Imperfect World

Apple's recent FaceTime vulnerability raises an ongoing concern that as a society we suck and blow expecting perfection in an imperfect world while all too willingly jumping with both feet into the technology black hole by adopting...

Survey: Diabetes and IBD (Crohn’s Disease & Colitis)

Do you have diabetes and an IBD such as Crohn's Disease or Colitis? Me too (read my story here)! I was curious about how systemic the combination of the two diseases was so decided to...

Review: My first thoughts about FreeStyle Libre?

Welcome to my review of the new Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor. This page will be my personal account of using the Libre to manage my insulin dependent Type 2 diabetes.

WordPress.com Reader Toolbar in Self Hosted Sites

WordPress comes in two flavors: the fully hosted WordPress.com, and the self-hosted version available at WordPress.org. For a long-winded review of the differences see my blog post on Reader or No Reader. One of the...