216. The Challenge of Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dual Diagnosis of Cancer and Diabetes

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2018

Evidence supports increased risk of certain cancers among persons with diabetes.

  • SKU FNCE18216
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This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.

Evidence supports increased risk of certain cancers among persons with diabetes. Diabetes & cancer share many risk factors to include overweight/obesity; diets high in processed foods & low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains; & sedentary behaviors. Persons dealing with cancer & diabetes diagnoses at the same time face challenges in maintaining glucose control & optimal health. Knowing the optimal way to eat while undergoing treatment can help individuals manage glucose and side effects while working to avoid malnutrition often associated with cancer. This presentation explores: 1) association between cancer & diabetes, 2) diet & lifestyle recommendations to reduce cancer risk, 3) nutritional recommendations for dm to improve glucose control & health outcomes while being treated for cancer, and 4) pharmaceutical management of glucose in relation to cancer and cancer treatment. The audience will participate in games and polls to help facilitate understanding and comprehension.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5190, 5280, 5410

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the relationship between diabetes and cancer and how to reduce cancer risk through diet and lifestyle.
  • Identify the nutritional and medical challenges related to glucose management with co-existing diabetes and cancer.
  • Discuss and apply nutritional and pharmaceutical management of glucose and cancer treatment side effects for persons with diabetes.


  • Kirsten Angell, RDN, LD, CDE
  • Linda Yarrow, PhD, RDN, LD, CDE


  • Diana Wilson, MS, RDN, LDN
  • SKU FNCE18216