WHO WE ARE
BDI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in San Diego, California, focuses on addressing the social, emotional, and psychological barriers to living a long and healthy life with diabetes. To better understand and overcome these obstacles, BDI is actively engaged in research examining the psychological aspects of diabetes and evaluating innovative behavioral interventions. In addition, BDI directly offers an array of unique, behaviorally-oriented products and services for: people with type 1 diabetes; people with type 2 diabetes; parents of children and teens with diabetes; spouses and partners of people with diabetes; and interested health care professionals. Products and services include print materials; online courses and modules, face-to-face workshops and seminars, professional training programs, and an online library of resources.
We invite you to explore the resources available to you from BDI. We also welcome your suggestions for additional resources that might be added to our web site. Thank you!
Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes: A skill building Program for Health Care Professionals at the BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA.
January 27-28, 2017
Please click here for more information.
BDI’s Monthly Update for December 2016:
The clinical side: December is a quiet time here at BDI, but we are in the midst of preparing for our next healthcare professional two-day training program, January 27 – 28, 2017. Just 7 weeks away, and spaces are filling up quickly. Click here to register or for more information.
The Behavioral Diabetes Institute, in collaboration with the UCSD School of Medicine, presents:
Promoting Behavioral Change in Diabetes: A two-day, intensive skill building program for healthcare professionals.
This course is designed for health care professionals that treat patients with diabetes including endocrinologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, and other healthcare providers wishing to work more effectively with their patients to promote better medication adherence and more successful self-management.
The research side:
We have four new manuscripts in press, two new studies that are just about to start, and BDI staff are authoring or co-authoring more than half a dozen new abstracts to be summited in the next few weeks for the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions next June. Whew! One of our most recently published articles was “Impact of the Omnipod® insulin management system on quality of life: A survey of current users“, authored by Dr. William Polonsky (BDI’s President) and colleagues. This comprehensive survey of more than 1000 adults with type 1 diabetes found that our newest generation of insulin pumps may enhance well-being, alleviate diabetes distress and much more. Finally, for the full list of 2016 research publications authored by BDI staff (so far), click here.
Dr. Polonsky shares his wisdom on dealing with Diabetes Burnout and the emotional aspects of Diabetes on the DiabetesPowerShow.com.
In our new podcast series, Drs. Polonsky and Heyman will be talking to people who have overcome tough challenges in their lives with diabetes. And so, we are looking for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who: 1) had a long period of time in their lives when they weren’t very engaged or interested in their own diabetes care and 2) are now feeling “on track” with their diabetes care. We would like to understand what happened, or what “clicked”, that helped you to get on track. Would you be willing to share your story, so that other people with diabetes can learn from your experience and be inspired? If you’re interested, please email us at email@example.com