Our Swing of Hope Golf Tournament is back!  This year’s event will be hosted at the Cedar Brae Golf Club.  CLICK HERE to find out more about this year’s tourney.

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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New Brunswick expands coverage for continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps for people living with diabetes! Read more: www.diabetes.ca/media-room/news/new-brunswick-expands-coverage-for-continuous-glucose-monitors-an...“Diabetes Canada welcomes the New Brunswick Government’s announcement of a $2.1 million investment in supports and resources for people living with diabetes in the province. Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors are life-changing for many people with diabetes, and this decision will have a significant impact on the lives of eligible New Brunswickers managing type 1 or type 2 diabetes,” says Maria Campbell, Director of Government Relations for Diabetes Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Ramadan! Observing Ramadan while managing type 1 diabetes requires careful planning and monitoring to ensure that blood sugar levels are maintained within a safe range. Here are some tips to help manage diabetes during Ramadan:1. Consult with a healthcare provider: It's essential to talk to your healthcare provider before starting to fast during Ramadan, especially if you have type 1 diabetes. Your healthcare provider can guide you on how to adjust your medications and insulin dosage to maintain safe blood sugar levels during fasting.2. Plan your meals and hydration: Plan your meals ahead of time and make sure they are well-balanced and include carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. Eating slowly digesting carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables can help keep your blood sugar levels stable during the day. It's also important to drink plenty of water before and after fasting to stay hydrated.3. Monitor your blood sugar levels: Check your blood sugar levels frequently, especially before and after fasting. If your blood sugar levels are too high or too low, adjust your medications or insulin dosage as recommended by your healthcare provider.4. Break your fast with a healthy meal: When it's time to break your fast, start with a healthy meal that includes carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. This can help prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking.5. Exercise with caution: Exercise during Ramadan should be done with caution, especially if you have type 1 diabetes. It's best to exercise before breaking your fast or a few hours after iftar. Keep a source of glucose with you during exercise to treat low blood sugar levels.6. Consider modifying your fasting: If you're unable to maintain safe blood sugar levels during Ramadan, consider modifying your fasting, such as fasting for a shorter period or not fasting on certain days. It's important to prioritize your health and safety during this time.In summary, managing type 1 diabetes during Ramadan requires careful planning and monitoring. Consult with your healthcare provider, plan your meals and hydration, monitor your blood sugar levels, break your fast with a healthy meal, exercise with caution, and consider modifying your fasting if necessary.#Ramadan #ramadankareem #ramdanmubarak #ramadan2023 #ramadanfood #ramadanprep #diabetes #t1d #type1 #type1diabetes #diabetestype1 ... See MoreSee Less
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We need your help to expand our HOPE Connects Mentorship Program across Canada! Please donate: diabeteshopefoundation.com/donate. Living with Type 1 Diabetes can be challenging and isolating, especially when transitioning to University/College. Youth just like Laine need access to a community of peers for emotional support, encouragement, advice and resources that are so critical at this time in order for them to navigate their new environment and better manage their disease.During the month of March, for every new monthly gift of $20 or more, Canada Helps will make a one-time extra $20 donation to our charity!* View terms & conditions: www.canadahelps.org/en/make-it-monthly-terms-and-conditions/#diabetes #type1diabetes #t1d #type1 #t1diabetes #mentorship #mentorshipprogram #peermentorship #diabetescommunity #donate #donatetoday ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you planning to attend university in Ontario this September? Want to get a head start on making connections? Learn about the benefits of joining a diabetes club on campus!Join DHF and diabetes clubs from across Ontario on March 24th from 7 - 8 PM! Meet students from each school, find out more about what each club does and learn how to join!REGISTER NOW: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEud-CqqTssGtPSgD1BHesBESw3GUqCKp8JMcMaster Diabetes Association - MDADiabetes on CampusThe Diabetes Awareness SocietyThe Diabetes Link at the University of Toronto#type1diabeticlife #t1diabetes #type1 #t1dlife #t1dstrong #t1dawareness #T1DLooksLikeMe #t1dcommunity #type1strong #type1life #type1diabetic #type1diabetesawareness #type1warrior #t1d #type1diabetes ... 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.