It was unprecendented, yet necessary, to include Shawn Shepheard as the first male keynote speaker at a DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women Conference. Shawn related with everyone in attendance, providing inspiration, humor and attainable goal-setting to our community. Shawn's great disposition, pristine preparation, and eagerness during our entire weekend - not only during his session - made him standout as an integral part of our event. Thank you, Shawn, for sharing of yourself - successes, challenges, good, and bad - those shared experiences make us better equipped to manage diabetes better!

—Anna Norton, MS