Who are we?
We are a dietetic team consisting of 2 dietitians, 1 based at York (Kate Powell) and 1 based at Hull (Joanna Donaldson).
What can you expect when you see the CF Dietitian?
We will weigh you and make sure we have an up to date measurement of your height so we can calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI).
We will ask you about your appetite and what you are currently eating and drinking.
If your need to take pancreatic enzymes we will discuss with you how effective they are and help you adjust your dose to the foods you eat.
If you need to take vitamin supplements we can give you information about the best time of day to take these, and give you more detail on why they are important.
If you need to gain or lose weight we will support you in making dietary changes to achieve this.
If you are struggling to maintain your weight, we can talk to you about tube feeding, and support you in deciding if this is something that would be right for you.
If you do have a tube feed, we will arrange training for you and your family so you can independently manage your feeds.
If you develop CF related diabetes we will liaise with the diabetes specialist nurse and help you manage your diet and insulin.
While we attend clinics and annual assessment to monitor your progress throughout the year, we are also very happy to see you at times other than clinic, or speak to you on the phone. You can contact us at any time;
Jo Donaldson (Hull) 01482 622495
Kate Powell (York) 01904 725269
Policies, Guidelines and Standards of care:
Local Standard Operating Procedures