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DPC 2022



Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in diabetes– an MDT approach to identification and diagnosis

16 Nov 2022
Clinical Theatre 2

There's an increasing evidence that one of the complications of diabetes (type I and II) being Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (PEI).
Gastrointestinal symptoms of PEI impacts quality of life. Malabsorption causes nutritional deficiency. PEI. also adversely affects diabetes control.
It is imperative that during annual diabetes reviews patients are enquired about gastrointestinal symptoms that may suggest presence of PEI. These patients should have a simple tool test to confirm or to rule out PEI which if present, patients should be counselled and appropriately manages.

  • Association of diabetes and PEI
  • Appropriate testing for PEI
  • Symptoms and complications of PEI
  • Management of PEI
  • Importance of the correct way of taking the Pancreatin replacement.
Sanjeev Sharma, Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes - Ipswich Hospital
Su Down, Nurse Consultant Diabetes - Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Christiana Pavlides, Advanced Diabetes Dietitian - Royal Free London
Ajay Mahajan, General Practitioner - Village Surgery
John Leeds, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Pancreaticobiliary Physician - Freeman Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne