‘Pancreatic Cancer and Diabetes’ webinar

Tuesday 24th May 2022, 6pm — 7.30pm

This webinar is for people with a personal connection to pancreatic cancer: people with a diagnosis, and people supporting a loved one. Healthcare professional? Please see our dedicated events, training and resources for you.

About this webinar

If you or your loved one has pancreatic cancer, you might have questions about diabetes.

Register now for a free evening webinar on Tuesday 24th May. We’ll be joined by two diabetes specialists who will be discussing different types of diabetes, sharing practical information on managing diabetes alongside pancreatic cancer, and explaining the support that’s available for you and your family.

There will be a Q&A so you can ask any questions you might have.


  • Rachel Richardson — specialist pancreatic cancer nurse on Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Support Line
  • Karen Mackie — Diabetes Specialist Dietitian at Royal Surrey County Hospital. Read more about Karen
  • Beverly Tuthill — Diabetes Specialist Nurse at Royal Surrey County Hospital. Read more about Beverly


Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for people with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones. You may:

  • have (type 3c) diabetes caused by the cancer or following surgery to remove it
  • already have had (type 1 or type 2) diabetes before your diagnosis
  • have had a diagnosis of (type 2) diabetes shortly before being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
  • not have a diagnosis of diabetes, but want to learn more about symptoms to look out for

If you’re a healthcare professional, please see our dedicated events, training and resources for you, instead.

How do I join the webinar?

It will be held on Zoom Webinar. After you book, you will receive an email from 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 already have the Zoom app, you can join from your internet browser without needing to download anything.

If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also dial in from a standard telephone.

For information on using Zoom Webinar, please see our step-by-step guide.

Will other people be able to see or hear me?

Don’t worry, only the speakers will be visible. Nobody will be able to see or hear you, so you won’t need a camera or microphone. Your name will not be visible to other attendees.

How can I ask questions?

You’ll be able to type questions into the Q&A box during the webinar. You can choose to ask these anonymously.

You can also ask questions in advance by emailing onlinesupport@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

Karen Mackie

“I qualified as a dietitian in 2003 and specialised in diabetes early in my career. I am the Diabetes Specialist Dietitian at Royal Surrey County Hospital, and am involved in various areas of diabetes management as part of the Cedar Diabetes team. I work primarily in the outpatient setting, which involves group education programs and one-to-one support. As Royal Surrey County Hospital is a Tertiary Pancreatic Centre, we often support those with Type 3C diabetes to improve their glycaemic control.”

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I love my job - I believe everyone is an individual, and I aim to support each one achieve their specific goals and improve both quality of life and long-term management.

Karen Mackie, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian

Beverly Tuthill

“I qualified as a nurse in 1996, moved into community nursing, and completed a specialist Nurse Degree in District Nursing in 2002. I joined the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2009 and began my specialism in diabetes. Within my role, I oversee the inpatient diabetes nursing team; we look after the inpatients and outpatients, supporting people with all types of diabetes. We also support transition services and antenatal care. I also manage the pump service and participate in the structured education.”

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I like to think of my service as a resource - my job is to support people with diabetes and together we find a way to help improve outcomes, sometimes in quite creative ways!

Beverly Tuthill, Diabetes Specialist Nurse