Diabetes and pancreatic cancer
24th January 2024, 09.00 - 11.45 via Zoom
We teamed up with Vicki Alabraba- Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Education and Research Associate and Laura McGeeney- Pancreatic Specialist Dietitian to deliver a free, virtual educational session on diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
Vicki and Laura took a deep dive into type 3c diabetes discussing the potential causes, characteristics and diagnosis, how it differs from type 1 and 2, therapeutic and nutritional management, impacts on treatment options and managing these, as well as managing diabetes at the end of life.
They also discussed case studies and tips to help you as health professionals in supporting your patients.
What's on the agenda?
- 09.00 – 09.10: Welcome and introduction – Jeni Jones, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK
- 09.10 – 09.45: Diabetes and pancreatic cancer – part one – Vicki Alabraba, Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Education and Research Associate, Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Laura McGeeney, Pancreatic Specialist Dietitian, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- 09.45 – 10.00: Patient experience – Sally Pascall
- 10.00 – 10.25: Diabetes and pancreatic cancer – part two – Vicki Alabraba and Laura McGeeney
- 10.25 – 10.35: Break
- 10.35 – 11.40: Diabetes and pancreatic cancer – part three – Vicki Alabraba and Laura McGeeney
- 11.40 – 11.45: Close
What will this event cover?
- Different types of diabetes
- Relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer
- Diagnosis and potential risk factors
- How it is different to type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Therapeutic management of diabetes
- Nutritional management of diabetes
- The challenges and importance of glycaemic control
- Impact of chemotherapy
- Managing diabetes at the end of life
Supported by case studies to ground the theory into real life practice.
Who is this session for?
This event is suitable for all health professionals who support and care for people with pancreatic cancer, and are based in hospitals, hospices or in the community, as well as student dietitians and junior doctors. It is particularly relevant for specialist nurses, dietitians, GPs and health professionals working in primary care.
Vicki Alabraba, Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Education and Research Associate, Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Vicki been a diabetes specialist nurse for 18 years with experience across both primary and secondary care across the UK. She currently works within the Eden team at Leicester Diabetes Centre writing and delivering diabetes education to primary care HCP’s both locally and nationally. Vicki also works clinically as DSN in primary care. Vicki is a member of DSN Forum UK leadership team and a committee member for the Primary Care Diabetes Society. Vicki is also a member of the voluntary MDT Diabetes 101 team which was set up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support people living with diabetes. She has a keen interest in type 2 diabetes in primary care, diabetes technology, type 3c diabetes and diabetes service development. Vicki was awarded the QiC Diabetes HCP of the year in 2020 and won two QiC Diabetes awards in 2021 with the Diabetes 101 team.
Laura McGeeney, Pancreatic Specialist Dietitian, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Laura is a Pancreatic Specialist Dietitian at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. She provides nutritional advice to people with pancreatic cancer from suspected diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards. She is secretary of the Nutrition Interest Group of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and has written guidelines and patient information on the nutritional management of pancreatic disease, pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy and type 3c diabetes. She was the dietitian on the Guideline Committee for the Pancreatic Cancer NICE guidelines. Laura is particularly keen to increase access to good quality nutritional information and support for people with pancreatic cancer and those supporting them.
What platform will this session be hosted on?
This event will be held on Zoom Webinar. After you book, you will receive an email via Zoom with the joining details. You can join on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – any device with an internet connection.
If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also dial in from a standard telephone.
Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
Everyone who joins the session live on the day will get access to their certificate of attendance upon filling in the feedback form. CPD Certificates are only available to live attendees.
Will the session be recorded?
Yes – where the speakers are happy to be recorded. After the event, we will email all registrants with a link to the recording and presentation slides. So if you’re unable to join the live session, you will be able to catch up at a later date. For the best experience, we recommend joining live.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.