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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

Often, when people think of estate planning, they focus on the consequences following death. As a result, they often do not appreciate that there are many documents which need to be properly drafted as part of their estate planning. Of those, the Will is a key...

How do you want to be remembered?

How do you want to be remembered?

Join the fight to breathe and leave a gift in your will to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland. Leaving Cystic Fibrosis Queensland in your Will is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and the gift of life to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. This may even be...

Mental health care – getting the support you need

Mental health care – getting the support you need

We all experience challenging emotional issues at different times. We can’t always deal with these on our own. If you feel you need help and it’s not an emergency, it’s best to see your doctor. When you see your doctor, they’ll assess what help you need. This could...

Understanding the cystic fibrosis diet

Understanding the cystic fibrosis diet

People living with cystic fibrosis generally need to eat more food than people like you or me to stay healthy. Cystic fibrosis, an inherited genetic disorder caused by a mutation on chromosome 7, affects the epithelial cells, specifically those in the lining of the...

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is a unique type of diabetes that is common in people with cystic fibrosis. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, CFRD can be managed successfully. Causes of CFRD There are two types of diabetes in people without cystic...

Cystic Fibrosis Trusted Care

Cystic Fibrosis Trusted Care

People living with cystic fibrosis have had mixed experience when it comes to dealing with and navigating the NDIS. In the main, the people who had access to the NDIS have achieved this due to a pre-existing health condition and not their cystic fibrosis. As of...

Someone needs this more than me

Someone needs this more than me

Everyone needs help at some time - especially during a global pandemic! People are hardwired to want to do things on their own and be independent-minded. Asking for help often makes people feel uneasy and even at times, vulnerable. Another fear that people may hold is...

The first 12 months

The first 12 months

Often when a baby is first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, parents may never have previously heard of the condition. They are told to perform physiotherapy twice a day, there is a strict regime of drugs, a strict nutritional procedure, cross infection concerns with...