This free virtual educational session explored diabetic management in pancreatic cancer delivered by Margaret Palmer, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Lynne McCallum, Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist, Pancreatic Cancer UK.

View the slides and recording of this session

What did this session cover?

  • Different types of diabetes
  • Type 3c diabetes – causes, characteristics and diagnosis
  • Relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer
  • Therapeutic management of diabetes
  • Nutritional management of diabetes
  • The challenges and importance of glycaemic control
  • Managing diabetes at the end of life

The session was supported by case studies and group discussions to ground the theory into real life practice.

Who is this session for?

This session was suitable for all specialist nurses and dietitians who support and care for people with pancreatic cancer and are based in hospitals, hospices or in the community, as well as student dietitians.

If you’re not a specialist nurse or dietitian but the session sounds relevant for your role, please don’t hesitate to watch the recording/view the slides.

Our speaker

Margaret Palmer

Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Over the last 15 years Margaret has been a Diabetes Specialist Nurse. During this time she has taken a particular interest in diabetes and pancreatic cancer and has seen, advised, taught and prescribed for numerous people with type 3c diabetes. She has also planned and delivered teaching sessions for nurses on the pancreatic ward. In addition, she has attended the Penpals meetings (a support group for people who have had surgery for pancreatic cancer) to provide advice and support about diabetes. Margaret has reviewed and advised us on a number of our information resources.

Lynne McCallum

Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist, Pancreatic Cancer UK

Lynne qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2003 and has worked supporting pancreatic cancer patients ever since. Her background is in oncology, having worked as a junior nurse in chemotherapy services both in the inpatient and outpatient setting and as a nurse specialist since 2011. She worked as a HPB and NET CNS at the Christie Hospital in Manchester from 2011-17 when she started a role with Pancreatic Cancer UK as a Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist.


What platform will this session be hosted on?

This session will be held on Zoom Meeting. After you book, we will send you an email with a link to join the session. 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 the session be recorded?

We will be recording this session, with the exception of group discussions which won’t 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 session live, you will be able to catch up at a later date.

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