Our 2023 Scholarship Program is now open for students going to college and university next year. CLICK HERE to find out how to apply today!

Heading off to college or university? Download our NEW 2022 Guide for Successful Transition to College & University.

New this year! Our Transition Guide comes with a Mobile App to provide transition information for students on the go! Simply visit www.dhftransitionguide.com.

Other Program Updates

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of our signature Scholarship Program in 2023, Diabetes Hope Foundation has set up an Alumni Hope Scholarship Fund in recognition of all our Alumni who have PAID-IT-FORWARD over the years to help us continue to bring vital resources and programs to the diabetes community. The scholarship award(s) honours our esteemed alumni who have continually given back since they received their award and believe in providing a continuum of support for future transitioning youth as they embark on their post-secondary journey and beyond.

DHF Recipe Guide

Recognizing the need for providing a tool for students to take charge of their nutritional needs and requirements, Diabetes Hope Foundation, along with their alumni spearheaded a supplementary Recipe Guide to accompany our “Guide for Successful Transition to College and University” to provide youth in transition with easy, healthy recipes and tips for managing their diet and diabetes while living away from home and on campus. The guide features 45 recipes from our Scholarship alumni and nutritional tips and reviews from a registered dietician.

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We’re celebrating Diabetes Awareness Month by inviting you to our fun and interactive Don’t Sugar Coat It event! Register at: bit.ly/DontSugarCoatIt2022This is mental health and diabetes social event. No need to be attending post-secondary school to attend - everyone is welcome! Participants have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! We hope you all can join us!Presented by: Diabetes Hope Foundation, McMaster Diabetes Association - MDA, Diabetes on Campus, The Diabetes Awareness Society and uOttawa Team Diabetes.Thank you to our sponsor Omnipod Canada!#diabetes #type1diabetes #type1 #t1d #t1diabetes #t1dstrong #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #diabetesawareness #mentalhealthawareness #DiabetesMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Giving Tuesday! In honour of the 25th Anniversary for Diabetes Hope Foundation, we are launching our newest scholarship initiative, the Alumni HOPE Scholarship. With over 800 DHF scholarship recipients since 1999, we are hoping that the alumni community can come together and raise the funds to provide three students living with diabetes a scholarship of $2,500.With a donation of only $10, you will be a vital part of connecting youth to the DHF community, providing them with not only financial support, but the emotional support that comes from meeting others who understand the unique experience of living with diabetes. To donate now, please go to bit.ly/Alumni-Hope-Scholarship and choose the "Alumni Hope Scholarship" option.To help DHF make an even bigger impact in the lives of youth living with diabetes, we encourage you to invite those around you to donate, learn about DHF and help support the programs we offer.With your generosity and support, we continue to make a difference in the lives of youth with diabetes who are transitioning to independence!#type1 #t1d #type1diabetes #t1diabetes #diabetes #diabetesscholarship #diabetesscholarships #diabetescommunity #alumni #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Stuck inside on this blustery winter day? Try this warming & nutritious Mexican Tortilla Soup... straight from our "Transition in the Kitchen" Recipe Guide! Download the guide FREE at diabeteshopefoundation.com/transition-in-the-kitchen/Ingredients:2 cups (no salt added), drained and rinsed, separate the twoportions15½ oz. of salsa (mild, medium, or hot)4 cups of chicken broth (no salt added)1 tsp. of cumin powder1 tsp. of chili powder2 tbsp. of tomato pasteJuice of 1 lime2 bell peppers, diced2 zucchinis, diced1 cup of frozen corn½ of a rotisserie chicken, shreddedSalt and pepper to tasteInstructions:• Add one can of black beans, salsa, chicken stock, cumin, chili,lime, and tomato paste to a standard blender. Puree the mixand add it to a large pot.• Heat the large pot over medium heat until it begins simmering.• Add in the bell peppers, zucchini, corn, chicken and remainingblack beans.• Add salt and pepper accordingly.• Cook for 10 minutes (make sure the vegetables have softened and the soup is hot).Tip: Jarred salsa is easy and works great for this soup. If you want to make your own Pico de Gallo with fresh tomatoes, onions and herbs, that works too. Note that depending on the flavour and spice level of your salsa, you may need to adjust your spices, amount of tomato paste, and lime to taste. Make it your own! *This recipe is Dairy Free, Nut Free and High ProteinFor Nutritional Values - refer to matrix following the Index Pages in the recipe guide. Credit to abbeyskitchen.com#transitioninthekitchen #recipeguide #recipeoftheday #recipeshare #recipes #recipeideas #mexicanfood #tortillasoup #diabetesrecipes ... See MoreSee Less
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Exciting News!

We are thrilled to announce that our Founder and Chair, Barbara Pasternak, has been recognized by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and awarded a Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division) for her tireless work supporting youth living with diabetes. This honour, one of the highest in the country, is a testament to Barbara’s outstanding achievements and programs in support of youth and young adults and their families living with diabetes across the nation.

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the alumni, partners, members of the DHF Board of Directors and Scholarship Advisory Committee who graciously wrote letters and provided testimonials to the Governor General’s Office in support of Barbara receiving this incredible and well-deserved accolade.

Congratulations from all of the DHF community, Barbara!

Barbara Pasternak

View our 2022 DHF Brochure.