Dietary Services

Maintaining a healthy weight and optimizing your nutrition has been shown to be closely related to the best outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). 

This can be a challenge as people with CF commonly have to deal with pancreatic insufficiency, diabetes, bowel obstructions, and chronic infections. The nutritional needs of a person with CF can be 10 to 40 percent greater than someone who does not have CF. Below are some of the nutrition-related concerns in someone with CF.  

General nutrition information can be found on the CF Education website.

Vitamins and Minerals in Cystic Fibrosis

People with CF need extra vitamins and minerals for good health.

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Pancreatic Insufficiency

More than 85 percent of patients with CF have pancreatic insufficiency. This can lead to varying difficulties with digesting and absorbing nutrients from food.

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Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS)

One of the unique problems that can develop in someone with CF is a condition in which the bowel or intestine may become partly blocked.

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Bone Health

Osteopenia and osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become more porous.

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CFRD

As people are living longer with CF, some other conditions like impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes are becoming more common. 

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