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!
Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and Behavior Change in Diabetes: A skill building Program for Health Care Professionals at the BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA.
November 3-4, 2017
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BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
November 13, 2017
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November 18, 2017
BDI’s Monthly Update for November 2017
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so please don’t forget to hug your favorite PWD (person with diabetes) before the end of the month.
And what are we doing here at BDI this month?
November 3 – 4. Drs. Polonsky and Guzman will be running BDI’s last two-day training program of 2017, “Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes: A Skill Building Program for Health Care Professionals”. It will be a full house, so unfortunately there is no room left for those of you who were waiting to the last minute. We are hoping to schedule further training programs in 2018, but no dates have yet been selected.
November 13. At 10 am, BDI will be hosting our first case consultation group for mental health professionals working with people in diabetes. Scheduled for 90 minutes, we will be talking about our tough cases and brainstorming solutions. If you are interested in attending this or future sessions, let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 18. We are looking forward being part of TCOYD’s (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) biggest event of the year. More than 2000 people with diabetes will be in attendance down at the San Diego Convention Center, and both Drs. Polonsky and Guzman are proud to be invited as speakers. We sure hope to see many of you there.
And congratulations to our own Dr. Guzman, who co-authored a very important paper, “The Use of Language in Diabetes Care and Education” (link), which is likely to have a big influence on how healthcare professionals talk about diabetes in the future and how they treat their patients.
We hope it s a good month for all of you!