Introducing our newest guest blogger...

Shawn Shepheard, aka Sugar Free Shawn!

I am really excited to join the blogging team here at JDRF!

So who is Shawn Shepheard?

In short, I'm a guy that absolutely loves life, and hockey, and have been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) since the age of 30.

I love connecting and learning from other T1D's and all the amazing things that they do on a daily basis.  With this in mind I have started a Facebook page called the Diabetes Champions Network check it out here

I strongly believe in the quote by Peter Drucker: "The best way to predict the future, is to create it."

Since my diagnosis, I have created my ideal future which includes:

Running a hockey program for children who have never played hockey, being a speaker and advocate for those living with diabetes, coaching people and organizations to lead their dream life, and  hosting "The Sugar Free Shawn Show,” check out all the episodes at

Like you, I am a big supporter of JDRF and look forward to joining the JDRF guest blogging team.

Shawn Shepheard

Watch the Sugar Free Shawn Show


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