Pharmacy update: we have switched Homecare high cost drug provision from Lloyds  to Sciensus. This will involve a transition period over the next few months where you may still have outstanding deliveries from Lloyds whilst all patients  prescriptions move across. Apologies for any inconvenience during this transition.

If you have not had a delivery from Sciensus yet, you will unfortunately not know which company holds your current prescription. So for the next few months when arranging a delivery we ask that you contact  Lloyds first (Tel 0345 2636 123) followed by  Sciensus if Lloyds unable to help (Tel 0333 103 9499). If you experience any problems  please then contact your clinical team. Once you receive a delivery from Sciensus you will not need to contact Lloyds again.

We have experienced delays due to staffing shortages at both Homecare companies, so please plan your next delivery when you still have  3-4 weeks of medication left to avoid being left short.

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CF Related Diabetes

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD)  is common in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Approximately one-third of people with CF aged 16 and over are being treated for CFRD in the UK compared to 11% of children aged 10–15 years (UK CF registry data).

CFRD is different from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but has features of both. If untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause complications such as weight loss, recurrent chest infections, reduced lung function, kidney damage, and problems with eyesight. Early detection and treatment has been shown to have very positive effects on lung function, as well as preventing complications. We screen for CFRD at annual review as well as targeting testing when we suspect it may be a problem.

Please see link to CF Trust factsheet on CFRD for more detailed information and talk to your team if you have any questions.

We work jointly with our Specialist Diabetes colleagues both in adult and Paediatrics to tailor care to your needs so we can look after both your CF and your Diabetes.