Transition in the Kitchen

DHF Alumni Recipe Guide

Transition in the Kitchen

Diabetes Hope Foundation recently launched a Transition in the Kitchen Recipe Guide that features quick, easy, delicious, healthy, and diabetes-friendly recipes that can be adapted for special and restrictive diets.

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 guide to accompany our “Guide for Successful Transition to College and Universities” 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.

Focusing on restrictive dietary needs associated diabetes, celiac disease, lactose, tolerance, gluten free and vegan requirements etc., the recipe guide features favorite healthy recipes for study snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.  The final alumni recipe guide has been reviewed and tested by a diabetes educator and registered dietitian to ensure that the recipes will help students achieve balanced diets to thrive while they are at school.

Compliments of Eli Lilly Canada and Insulet Canada, DHF’s Transition in the Kitchen recipe guide is available for FREE to download as an ebook or you can order a hard copy shipped to your home or to someone special as a gift.


The recipes in this book have been created, adapted, and hand-selected by a registered dietitian and our alumni team to help you identify quick and easy recipes for nutrient-dense, healthful, and balanced meals and snacks that also taste great:

Debora is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, and CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coach. She completed her BSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics at Western University and has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 12.  As a certified fitness and nutrition professional, an athlete, and a busy mom of two, Deb understands the many challenges involved in balancing life, healthy living, and proper fueling

RAVJOT SAMRA (2013 DHF Alumni)
Ravjot (Rav) Samra is currently the Program Director for DHF, and she received her DHF Scholarship in 2013. She graduated from Ryerson University and received her BASc. in the Occupational Health and Safety Co-op program and a certificate in Human Resources Management. Rav has had T1D since she was two years old, and her experiences with T1D have made her passionate about diabetes advocacy, mentorship, and supporting those in the community living with it.

Clara has a MSc. in Ecology and Environmental Chemistry from the University of Toronto. She has developed interdisciplinary experience in scientific research, community outreach, and both academic and non-academic science writing.  Clara has been living with diabetes since the age of 13 and likes to spend her time doing activities in spite of her diabetes including rock climbing, cycling, and hiking.

Rajitha Gunselaan (2019 Alumni)
Rajitha is a 3rd year student in Business Economics at Glendon, York University. Her goal is to achieve valuable career tools in decision-making and leadership from a business economics perspective. Outside of school, she volunteers her time to lead diabetes workshops and is focused on a wide scope of environmental issues within her school and city. Rajitha has been living with diabetes since the age of four and advocates for it. She loves to spend her free time experimenting with new diabetes-friendly recipes to manage her health while she’s busy at school.

Sponsored by Eli Lilly Canada & Omnipod Insulin Management System

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