Managing Nutrition and Pancreatic Enzymes

Online support session

We’re running twice-monthly online sessions on managing nutrition and pancreatic enzymes. They’re hosted by one of our specialist nurses, and the atmosphere is friendly and informal.

  • Meet other people affected by pancreatic cancer
  • Understand more about the pancreas and the role it plays in digestion
  • Discuss any nutritional issues you might be experiencing
  • Learn more about managing your diet, fortifying your food, and getting the most out of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), such as Creon®

Who is this session for?


This session is for anybody living with pancreatic cancer, and for family, friends and carers looking to support a loved one with managing their nutrition.

If you’re a healthcare professional, please check out our dedicated support for you.

Can I come to more than one?


Each Managing Nutrition and Pancreatic Enzymes session will cover the same content, but you’re welcome to come to as many as you’d find helpful.

Upcoming dates

Thursday 25th November, 11am – 12.30pm

Hosted by specialist nurse Rachel Richardson

Specialist nurse Rachel

'Ask a Dietitian' webinar — 3rd November 2021

Specialist dietitians Rachel Caddy and Lauren Roberts will be giving practical tips on diet, nutrition and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) at a free evening webinar on Wednesday 3rd November. There will be a Q&A session so you can ask any questions you might have.

Find out more and book your free place

People who joined us have said:

I really did find it informative and took a great deal from it. It’s easy to feel very alone with our problems especially during the current climate. It was so nice to be able to hear from others at different stages of the journey.” – Michelle from Lincolnshire

“An excellent session. It’s so good to have such a wealth of expertise on tap.” – Stuart from Salisbury

“Very good session, so good to be open about problems without getting embarrassed. We are all in the same boat.– Marion from Bedfordshire

Session was very relaxed and helpful. Info given was excellent and well delivered.

Doug from Essex

“It was great to hear from knowledgeable people about Creon and the difference it can make when used properly. It was good to hear from professionals and be given, clear, succinct advice.– Anonymous attendee

I found nothing to fear and a lot to gain from the session. I could be as public or anonymous as I liked and divulge as much or as little as suited me.” – John from Leeds

“It was a very relaxed and informal session. I felt listened to and it was beneficial to hear about other people’s experience and stories too and what worked for them. It was good having a mix of people with cancer and family members.” – Kelly from Southampton

I found out such a lot about the enzymes, why I need them and how to use them effectively. I was very grateful for the clear and thorough information given. Your charity, knowledgeable and kind nurses have been one of the few towers of strength I have experienced.

Vivien from Greater London

When asked what they might say to people considering joining a future session, people said…

“Don’t hesitate, you can just sit in and listen if you want to.” – Christine from Cleethorpes

“Do it!” – Stephen from Surrey

“Definitely join, even just to listen. It is worthwhile.” – Judy from London

“Don’t hesitate! I had never used Zoom before, but it was not difficult.” – Fiona

“Don’t hesitate.” – Tim from London

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