Welcome! I’m Shawn Shepheard.
But feel free to call me
Sugar Free Shawn!

Years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes and after years of learning everything I can about the body, traveling the world teaching others how to live well & happy with the disease, and being a tireless advocate for those living with and caring for those with diabetes, I am proof positive that you can have a full and healthy life despite this diagnosis.


I travel the world helping health care providers better serve their diabetic patients.

I speak to those living with diabetes and I share my journey and my commitment to live happy and well in the hopes that I will inspire just one more person to embrace the disease rather than feel victimized by it.

I give keynote addresses and host workshops for corporations, governmental agencies and health care organizations all over the world.

I play hockey every chance I get.

I am the former chair the Canadian Diabetes Association’s National Advocacy Council, and I lead advocates in getting coverage of insulin pumps and test strips in provinces across the country.

I host the Sugar Free Shawn Show where I bring in experts to share their best advice on living well, with or without diabetes.

And, I write about all of it on my blog. Good stories. Good people. Good times.

That’s because I care about you and the people you care about.

Through my TV show and live speaking engagements, you’ll learn how to live well and happy with diabetes and then spread the love to those who need it most.

You can also find out more about my crazy life, the team that supports me, and what folks have to say about me.