Anwar Boutahar, a T1D Overachieving Kid

D-Parents love to give their children with Type 1 diabetes examples of adults with Type 1 who are doing great things. It’s even better when they can find examples of children with Type 1 diabetes doing amazing stuff; there’s nothing like a peer to motivate you.

For “The Sugar Free Shawn Show”, Shawn Shepheard recently profiled Anwar Boutahar, an eight-year-old with Type 1 diabetes who is clearly an overachiever. Anwar is an accomplished soccer player, has nearly earned a black belt in Taekwondo, and is active with JDRF Canada. As if he weren’t busy enough, Anwar has even started a foundation with his family to help families affected by Type 1 diabetes in Morocco.

In Shawn’s video, you can get to know Anwar in all his eight-year-old awesomeness:

The Sugar Free Shawn Show Visits With Eight Year Old Diabetes Champion Anwar from Shawn Shepheard on Vimeo.

To learn more about his foundation, Anwar’s Seeds of Hope, go to You can watch more episodes of “The Sugar Free Shawn Show” at

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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1997, Shawn Shepheard has become a speaker, advocate, and champion for those who want to live happy and well with diabetes. He was awarded the National Advocacy Leadership Award and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to honor the significant contributions and achievements he has made to the field.

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