The EXercise for Type 1 Diabetes (EXTOD) program aims to provide evidence-based support for people with type 1 diabetes to undertake safe and effective exercise, and to enjoy its associated health benefits.
EXTOD was set up by Rob Andrews and Parth Narendran in 2011 and is now recognised and active both in the UK and abroad. It runs national conferences to support health care professionals (HCPs) and patients to manage their exercise. EXTOD has contributed to the development of national and international guidelines around managing diabetes for exercise. It has also undertaken research and clinical trials exploring the barriers and benefits of exercise in type 1 diabetes. EXTOD also advocates on behalf people with type 1 diabetes and successfully lobbied the British Boxing Board of Certification in 2018 to allow people with type 1 diabetes to box professionally.