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. Bill Polonsky, will be lecturing at the 12th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress, in Boston, on The Psychology Behind Patient Adherence.
October 4, 2017
Dr. Polonsky discusses The Emotional Side of Diabetes at TCOYD’s event in Missoula, MT.
October 7, 2017
Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and 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 October 2017
October is another busy month for the staff here at BDI. On October 4, BDI’s President, Dr. Bill Polonsky, will be lecturing at the 12th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress, in Boston, on “The Psychology Behind Patient Adherence”. He will also be presenting at the next big TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) event in Missoula, Montana (October 7) and at the Novo Nordisk Global Diabetes Summit in Madrid (October 13).
Later this month, Drs. Polonsky and Guzman will be running BDI’s two-day training program, “ Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and Behavior Change in Diabetes: A Skill Building Program for Health Care Professionals.” 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 see more details, see here
Are you a mental health professional working with people in diabetes? If you are in the San Diego area, you might want to know that we will soon be starting a monthly case consultation group. We will talk about your tough cases and brainstorm solutions. Let us know if you might be interested in attending by contacting us at email@example.com. And stand by for further details in the next few weeks.
Wishing you all a wonderful Fall from your friends here at BDI!