MAC16127 E02 cover

Diabetes and cancer treatment

Booklet
Published: 30 Jan 2020
Next review: 30 Jan 2023
Edition: 2
MAC16127 E02 cover
This booklet is about diabetes and cancer treatment. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and also has diabetes.
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Published: 30 Jan 2020
Next review: 30 Jan 2023
Edition: 2
This booklet is about diabetes and cancer treatment. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and also has diabetes.

About this booklet

The booklet explains how some cancer treatments can affect your diabetes and make it difficult to control your blood sugar. It also has some tips to help you cope with side effects of cancer treatment if you have diabetes. You may also want to read it if you have been told you have an increased risk of developing diabetes because of your cancer treatment.

We hope it helps you deal with some of the questions or feelings you may have. We cannot give advice about the best treatment for you. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your medical history.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Clinical Information Nurse Specialists
Our Cancer Information Nurse Specialists are dedicated cancer nurses available to talk to on our Macmillan Cancer Support Line. 
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.