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!
Dr. Polonsky discusses Sharing Evidence-Based Hope at AADE, in Indianapolis, IN.
August 4, 2017
Dr. Guzman discusses Why Words Matter in Diabetes Education at AADE, in Indianapolis, IN.
August 6, 2017
ECRMC PRESENTS: BDI – PROMOTING BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN DIABETES: A SKILL BUILDING PROGRAM FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
August 26, 2017
Click here for more information and to register!
Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes: A skill building Program for Health Care Professionals at the BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA.
October 13-14, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
Please click here for more information.
BDI’s Monthly Update for July 2017:
July is a quiet time here at the BDI. Few programs or presentations are scheduled this month, though Dr. Polonsky will be doing a webinar on July 26, entitled “Patient-Physician Communication in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Problems and Opportunities”, sponsored by Saturn Care. For details, click here.
But busy times lie ahead. The American Association for Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting is right around the corner (in early August, in Indianapolis) and BDI staff members are currently completing their presentations for that meeting. We hope to see many of you there! Our research arm continues to march along at a furious pace, with BDI staff serving as co-authors on two new publications in the past month– one looks at how diabetes distress is linked to worsening diabetes management over time , while the other introduces a new framework for encouraging and supporting behavior change in diabetes .
Finally, we are pleased to announce that we have now received sufficient funding for our 2017 two-day training program, “Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes: A Skill Building Program for Health Care Professionals” (much thanks to Dexcom and Merck!). The first program is scheduled for October 13 -14, and the second one is scheduled for November 3 -4 (both will be held here in sunny San Diego). Space is limited and the programs fill up very quickly, so if you are interested in attending, you will be able to register on our partner’s site, UCSD Continuing Medical Education, here .
Wishing you all a lovely summer from your friends here at BDI!