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!
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
March 21, 2018
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March update from the BDI
March is looking like it will be a busy month for the BDI staff. Dr. Polonsky has just returned from presenting at the big TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) event in Sacramento (it was on March 3), and he will be at the next TCOYD program here in California, which will be in Monterey on March 17. In addition, he will also be lecturing at the JDRF TypeOneNation Summit in Indianapolis on March 10.
Drs. Guzman and Polonsky will be hosting BDI’s next San Diego-wide, case consultation meeting (for mental health professionals working in the field of diabetes), which is scheduled for March 21. Also, the date for our next live CME programs for healthcare professionals has been tentatively set: September 21-22, 2018. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to be on the mailing list for more information on this event (just as soon as the details are finalized). Of note, we expect to schedule a second live CME program for sometime in November 2018. Stay tuned for updates on this.
Finally, our newest publication has just been released, and you can view the abstract here. The study documents that even mild/moderate hypoglycemia (not just the severe events) can have a big impact on quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes, which points to the importance of selecting treatments that can minimize the hassles of hypoglycemia. Our thanks to all of the wonderful people in the TCOYD Online Research Registry who participated in the study and to our friends at Merck for sponsoring this study. We certainly couldn’t have done it without any of you!