I've read that I have an 8x higher chance of pancreatic cancer because of diabetes.
I don't recall knowing you have diabetes.
Yes, there are a number of related health issues you need to monitor with diabetes, as I'm sure you know.
Regarding the pancreas, I'm not sure what can be checked with certainty, short of an invasive biopsy.
In my case, my husband told me how horribly painful his own prostate biopsy had been when he had cancer. And they only took 4 samples.
So I was dragging my feet, even though my GP was yelling at me to see a urologist for a biopsy.
Turns out the procedure had improved in recent years, and I had selected a top-rated doctor. He took out 12 samples, and it was so easy I told him he could take out 12 more if he wanted! We both laughed. But he found I had cancer, very aggressive, and I had to act quickly, which I did.
You need to monitor this, by whatever method your doctors advise. I was sluggish, and I'm not out of the danger window yet. Don't you do the same.