This report is published by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI). It is one of the first reports worldwide to look at Independent Living and cystic Fibrosis from a wide range of socio-economic perspectives as well as the key health and medical perspectives.
A guide to understanding and managing Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, a unique form of diabetes that affects about 20% of adolescents and 40-50% of adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
This booklet seeks to provide a comprehensive information resource for people with Cystic Fibrosis. It outlines social welfare and health service supports as well as avenues for tax relief.
We hope that this booklet will prove to be a useful resource for people with CF, parents of people with CF and anyone working in a support role in this area.
People with CF work hard to stay healthy, but their job is made harder when they encounter germs and sources of bacteria in many different places on a daily basis.
These guidelines aim to inform people about:
- understanding more about the risks of cross infection in the community
- how to assess the level of risk involved in any given situation
- how to confidently manage the challenge of frequent contact with other PWCF in their family or local community.
It demonstrates examples of situations in education, accommodation and transport which will be classified as ‘lower/green’ risk, ‘increasing/amber’ risk and ‘higher/red’ risk. It also reminds you about basic hygiene to use in every situation.