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!
ADA 77th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.
Save the Date! Click here for more information and to register.
June 9-11, 2017
5K@ADA, San Diego, 2017.
Help set the pace for changing diabetes by running or walking the 5K route in San Diego. Click here for more information and to register.
June 11, 2017
BDI’s Monthly Update for April 2017:
March was a busy month of national and international travel here at BDI. Dr. Polonsky was honored to speak at the Diabetes UK healthcare professional conference (in Manchester, UK), at a series of symposia for diabetes nurses in Denmark (in Copenhagen, Odensee and Arrhus), at the Endocrine Society-sponsored conference for Endocrine Fellows in Orlando, and at another huge Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) program (this time in Santa Clara, CA). Of note, BDI staff will be at the next big next TCOYD event on April 8 in Salt Lake City. We hope to see many of you there. Our research arm continues to grow, and we are most proud that BDI staff were co-authors on two important papers on assessing quality of life in diabetes, both published in March in Diabetes Research and Clinical practice. You can see both abstracts HERE and HERE.
And don’t forget that BDI is continuing to recruit subjects in collaboration with TCOYD for several new research surveys. If you are an adult with diabetes, please consider joining our Online Research Registry; click here for further details. And for those of you who have already joined, much thanks!