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.
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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 March 2017:
The clinical side: One of our favorite colleagues and a fellow diabetes psychologist, Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, has just published a wonderful new book, Injecting Hope: Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes. This is a great read for clinicians as well as people with diabetes. Also, you can watch a live interview with Ann on March 2, hosted by the Diabulimia Helpline. The details are HERE.
On a separate note, Dr. Polonsky was honored to speak and participate in the huge Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) program in Honolulu on Feb 11; more than 1500 people with diabetes and healthcare professionals attended. Many BDI staff will be at the next big next TCOYD event on March 25 in Santa Clara, CA. Hope to see you there.
On the research side: In mid-February, Dr. Polonsky and his colleagues presented a poster at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), entitled: “Quality Of Life Benefits Accruing From CGM Use In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes On Multiple Daily Injections: Results From A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial”. See the poster HERE. And at the present time, BDI is actively recruiting subjects in collaboration with TCOYD for several new research surveys. If you are an adult with diabetes, please consider joining our Online Research Registry; see https://tcoydregistry.org for further details. And for those of you who have already joined, much thanks!