Managing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a continuous struggle that requires constant trial and error to improve health and prevent the onset of serious complications that lead to amputation or death.
The general approach to T2D management, in the United States and around the world, must improve. Medication is important, but cannot substitute patient education, and amputation cannot be the alternative to prevention. Far too many young adults are diagnosed with T2D each year, and an even greater number remain undiagnosed.
To improve T2D care, we must promote the use of evidence-based data to guide populations in managing and preventing T2D. We must empower community health practitioners with the necessary tools to identify at-risk patients, track the progress of their health, and intervene when necessary.
That is why my mother and I co-founded the Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation (PSDCF), in honor of my late father’s work in the field of T2D. Our mission is simple: Improve T2D care and prevention for at-risk communities, provide education to prevent the onset of T2D and its complications, and organize forums enabling an exchange of scientific ideas to further the understanding of T2D.
My father always sought to educate me about the challenges of Type 2 Diabetes, since a young age. I hold his passion for the cause very close to my heart. I look forward to leading wonderful projects and programs focused on improving T2D prevention and management at the community-level.
Your tax-deductible contribution will help PSDCF get off the ground, and continue the legacy of my late father’s work as a pioneer of Type 2 Diabetes prevention and management. All donors will be acknowledged on our website as PSDCFriends and supporters in the fight against the T2D epidemic.
The Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit public foundation. IRS Tax-Exemption Letter