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. William Polonsky talks about Getting and Staying on Track: Psychological Tips at TCOYD Washington DC
May 21, 2016.
Dr. William Polonsky talks about “Keeping Your Patients Engaged in the Long Run”, at ADA Diabetes is Primary, New Orleans, LA
June 11, 2016.
Dr. William Polonsky talks about Getting and Staying on Track: Psychological Tips at TCOYD San Antonio
June 18, 2016.
Dr. Polonsky shares his wisdom on dealing with Diabetes Burnout and the emotional aspects of Diabetes on the DiabetesPowerShow.com.
In our new podcast series, Drs. Polonsky and Heyman will be talking to people who have overcome tough challenges in their lives with diabetes. And so, we are looking for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who: 1) had a long period of time in their lives when they weren’t very engaged or interested in their own diabetes care and 2) are now feeling “on track” with their diabetes care. We would like to understand what happened, or what “clicked”, that helped you to get on track. Would you be willing to share your story, so that other people with diabetes can learn from your experience and be inspired? If you’re interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Opportunity: T1 REDEEM (Reducing Distress and Enhancing Effective Management)
We are looking for study participants in California (San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles) who are T1D adults, 19 years and older, with at least moderate scores on a screening scale of diabetes distress and A1C levels higher than 7.5%. To learn more about our studies, click here.