Type 3c diabetes information for health professionals

We worked with the Nutrition Interest Group of the Pancreatic Society (NIGPS) to produce two resources about Type 3c diabetes for health professionals. This is also known as Pancreatogenic Diabetes or Secondary Diabetes. It’s a type of diabetes that’s caused by surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas, or by damage to the pancreas, for example by pancreatic cancer.

These resources are designed for you to use with your patients. The first is for people with a reduced appetite or who have lost weight, who are aiming to put weight on, and/or recovering from surgery. The second is for people who have a good appetite, are aiming to maintain or reduce their weight, and are not recovering from surgery.

Download type 3c diabetes and reduced appetite

Download type 3c diabetes and healthy living

If you have any feedback about these resources, please email nigpscommittee@gmail.com.

Information for your patients

Pancreatic cancer, as well as the surgery to remove it, can cause type 3c diabetes, but there is very little information available. We have a free diabetes fact sheet for patients to download, as well as useful information on type 3c diabetes on our website. This information explains everything your patients need to know and has been reviewed by clinical experts.

Fact sheet: Diabetes if you have pancreatic cancer

Tool: Diary for monitoring your diabetes

Webpage: Managing diabetes if you have pancreatic cancer