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 speaks about Supporting Your Loved Ones With Type 1 at the ONE! The Ultimate Conference & Retreat for Adults with Type 1 in San Diego, California.
June 24, 2017
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Dr. Polonsky discusses Challenges in initiation of insulin therapy. Strategies to empower the patient and improve the experience at the JORNADAS LILLY DIABETES TIPO 2 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
June 30-July 1, 2017.
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BDI’s Monthly Update for June 2017:
We were hoping to complete this update several weeks ago, but we were overwhelmed by the ADA’s annual Scientific Sessions, which just wrapped up here in San Diego. So sorry! It was a whirlwind meeting for the BDI staff. Dr. Guzman was a critical part of two major presentations, “Joint Consensus Statement on the Use of Language in Diabetes – Why Words Matter, Evidence from the Research” and “The Stigma of Diabetes- An Under appreciated Reality,The Developed-Country Perspective”. Meanwhile, Dr. Polonsky was one side of an animated debate, entitled “Should Continuous Glucose Monitoring Be Prescribed For People with Type 2 Diabetes?” and he co-authored nine poster presentations. It was such a pleasure to connect with old friends and new friends, and a great opportunity to learn new things and be inspired to further our work in behavioral diabetes.
The Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) huge three-day “ONE” Conference (for adults with T1D) begins here in San Diego on June 23. This should be a great deal of fun, and BDI staff are honored to be a part of the program. Meanwhile, BDI staff have a host of upcoming presentations, both within and outside the US, and our research and publication arm continues to grow, with many activities currently ongoing. We will plan to provide further details in our July update, which should be upcoming within the next few weeks. Have a wonderful summer!