DTN-UK Flash Glucose Monitoring Education Programme Faculty

Associate Professor Rob Andrews

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Rob Andrews is an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter and an Honorary Consultant Physician at Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton. He is one of the co-founders of EXTOD.

At the University he leads a group that researches how to encourage and support patients with type 1 diabetes to exercise. Studies he has conducted include; EXTOD education a study that aims to develop and pilot an education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes (with accompanying training for health care professionals to deliver this programme) to guide insulin and carbohydrate adjustment for safe exercise; Type 1 HIT a study that aims to determine whether High intensity interval training is an efficient and effective form of exercise for people with Type 1 diabetes and EXTOD 101 a study that aims to determine the “real world” risks and benefits of exercise in 101 adults with type 1 diabetes who are training for and running a Half Marathon.

At Musgrove park hospital as well as doing regular Diabetes and obesity clinics he runs specialist adult, adolescent and paediatric sports clinics to give advice to sports men, women and children who have Type 1 diabetes.