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My husband had the same experience with RD's – both at the local cancer infusion center and at the hospital post pancreatic cancer surgery. He had a pancreatectomy (leaving him a surgically induced Type1 diabetic) as well as his gall bladder, spleen, and 50% of his stomach removed in Aug. 2022. He's had many post surgical complications, but after the required last 4 "clean up" chemos since surgery, he's recovering ok. None of the dieticians he's spoken with have been able to provide an acceptable diet for his surgical status AND Type 1. He's managing with a continous glucose monitor and insulin injections, but I absolutely KNOW he should be managing with diet too. When your digestive system has been "re-plumbed", the average Type1 diet just doesn't work! Like you, my patience is waning with trying to find the "right" RD who can actually help. I agree, s/he has to be out there, but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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I am sorry to hear of your husband's pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The treatment, surgery, and complications sound like a long journey. I am not sure where you are getting care but wonder if you have had the opportunity to see a diabetes educator? They can be from a variety of health disciplines, including registered dietitians, nurses or pharmacists. They have additional credentials such as a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) that indicate expertise in diabetes. Just wondering if you have access to these professionals who have this additional training.