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!
ECRMC PRESENTS: BDI – PROMOTING BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN DIABETES: A SKILL BUILDING PROGRAM FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
August 26, 2017
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Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes: A skill building Program for Health Care Professionals at the BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA.
October 20-21, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
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BDI’s Monthly Update for August 2017:
For us here at the BDI, the one major event during this quiet month of August is the American Association for Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting (in Indianapolis). Dr. Polonsky (BDI President) presents on August 3 and 4, and Dr. Guzman (BDI Director of Clinical Services) presents on August 6. Check out the Calendar for details, and we hope to see many of you there!
On August 26th, Dr. Guzman will present a one-day training program with ECRMC for health care professionals. The program is a small-group, case-based curriculum that will provide participants with a review of the latest research in behavioral diabetes and present a new model for understanding motivational issues in diabetes. This will be followed by a series of interactive case-based discussions where participants will learn how to more effectively identify the critical obstacles that contribute to problematic self-care and how to prioritize those obstacles as a plan for intervention is developed. The program will then focus on the introduction and practice of brief interventions for addressing patient barriers, once again relying on a case-based approach towards acquiring the necessary confidence and skills. For details, click here.
Initial preparations are also underway for a busy September. BDI staff will be delivering presentations at the Annual Meeting of the EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes), occurring in Lisbon during early September. BDI staff will also be presenting at the next TCOYD Taking Control of Your Diabetes) event in St Louis (September 23) and at events for health care professionals later in the month in New Mexico and Oregon. In the next few weeks, out updated Calendar will provide details regarding all of those events.
And our list of scientific publications continues to grow. In the last month, BDI staff served as co-authors on two new publications in the past month– one reviews practical strategies for helping patients with type 2 diabetes to get started on insulin while the other highlights new findings from the DIAMOND study, examining how the introduction of insulin pumps affects glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes who are already using continuous glucose monitoring. Is there any added benefit from doing so?
And don’t forget about 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 20 – 21, and the second one is scheduled for November 3 -4 (both will be held here in sunny San Diego). If you care to attend either one, please note that space is limited and the programs are already filling up. To register or for more details, see here.
Wishing you all a lovely summer from your friends here at BDI!