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Author, diabetes awareness advocate Stefany Shaheen

Author, diabetes awareness advocate Stefany Shaheen named honorary chair of annual childhood chronic conditions awareness week

CONCORD – Stefany Shaheen, a leading advocate for diabetes research, education and awareness and now an author of a book about her experience as a mom of child with diabetes, will serve as the honorary chair of the annual Childhood Chorionic Health Conditions Awareness week.

Shaheen, daughter of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, recently published ELLE & COACH Diabetes, The Fight for My Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything, a book that chronicles her experience raising a daughter with Type 1 diabetes and the important role of their medic-alert service dog.  She is Co-Founder and President of Good Measures, a company that provides innovative solutions for people living with nutrition-sensitive medical conditions. Shaheen, a Portsmouth city councilor, also serves on the board of Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s preeminent diabetes research, clinical care and education organization and is currently on the Advocacy Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Shaheen and her husband have four children.

The week is an annual celebration of “amazing young people who overcome serious, prolonged health issues,” said Jeff Woodburn, the Executive Director of the state Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions. It runs from November 16-22 with a full set of activities..

The CYCC is a statewide advisory and advocacy organization that addresses issues that impact the lives of children with chronic illness and their families. To nominate a “Champion Child” or for more information visit: www.nhcycc.org.