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Dietetics for people with Cystic Fibrosis in York and Hull


Who are we?

We are a dietetic team consisting of 2 dietitians, Kate Powell based at York and Joanna Donaldson based at Hull.

Click here to Meet the team

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.