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Gurpreet's Story

"I believe the role of a dietitian is integral to the outcome for people with any illness but especially those living with chronic kidney disease."
I’m a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. I’ve been working as a renal dietitian with the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic with the Northern Alberta Renal program in Edmonton for the last 13 years. I am passionate about educating people on how healthy eating can complement medical treatments. I believe the role of a dietitian is integral to the outcome for people with any illness but especially those living with chronic kidney disease. I’ve always been a strong believer in supporting the community and giving back. So, I started volunteering for The Kidney Foundation in 2018, to further help people with chronic kidney disease and contribute my knowledge to the community.

With a lot of misinformation circling around, it is important to me to constantly share accurate and evidence-based information about kidney diet and nutrition. I feel privileged being part of the Kidney Community Kitchen, which is one of the most trusted sources for kidney diet information that’s available to anyone, especially those with limited to no access to nutrition advice. Thanks to the “ask a dietitian” tool, I connect with a wider kidney community than that of my clinic and I’m able to assist not only patients but their families as well and answer their kidney diet questions. It is incredibly gratifying for me to be able to help patients nationwide through the medium of the Kidney Community Kitchen.  In addition to answering the community’s questions, I also love reviewing recipes for the website to ensure they’re truly kidney-friendly.

The Kidney Foundation volunteer program not only allowed me to connect with a wide kidney community but also has given me the opportunity to work alongside highly experienced and skilled renal dietitians from all over Canada. I feel a lot of gratitude knowing my knowledge and contributions are beneficial to patients, and to be able to read a broader audience thanks to The Kidney Foundation.