‘Ask a Dietitian’ webinar

Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 6pm — 7.30pm

About this webinar

There are some questions our nurses are asked time and time again on the Support Line and at our online support sessions.

  • How much pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) do I need to take? When, and how, should I be taking the Creon® capsules?
  • Are there any foods I should be avoiding?
  • What changes can I make to help me gain or maintain weight?
  • I have diabetes – should this affect what I eat?

In this webinar for patients and carers, we discuss the parts diet and PERT play in living well with pancreatic cancer.


  • Lisa Woodrow — specialist pancreatic cancer nurse on Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Support Line
  • Rachel Caddy — specialist HPB dietitian at the Liverpool University NHS Foundation Trust. Read more about Rachel Caddy

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Rachel Caddy

“I am a registered dietitian, specialising in working with people affected by pancreatic conditions, including pancreatic cancer. I work at the Liverpool University NHS Foundation Trust where I work closely with the fantastic pancreatic team, seeing patients and providing specialist dietetic input focussed on using food and nutrition to maintain or improve health wherever possible, with a strong focus on optimising quality of life.

I have a keen interest in the appropriate use of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in people with pancreatic conditions, and am passionate about providing education on the correct use of PERT to both patients and healthcare professionals.

I have presented locally and nationally to both patients and healthcare professionals on my role within healthcare and how supporting patients nutritionally can impact on their health, outcomes, and quality of life.

I live with my husband and baby daughter, and spend much of my time baking sweet treats (and the rest of the time thinking about what to bake next!).”

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Seeing the positive impact taking PERT correctly has on people's symptoms and quality of life is wonderful. Having the opportunity to provide education to patients so they are empowered to manage their PERT, and seeing their strength build as a result, is part of the reason I love my job as a dietitian so much.

Rachel Caddy, specialist dietitian