‘Pancreatic Cancer and Diabetes’ webinar

Tuesday 24th May 2022, 6pm — 7.30pm

About this webinar

In this webinar for patients and carers, we discuss different types of diabetes, share practical information on managing diabetes alongside pancreatic cancer, and explain the support that’s available for you and your family.


  • 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

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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