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!
TCOYD Conference & Health Fair, Missoula, MT
September 7, 2019
September 16-18, 2019
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
September 23, 2019
Third Annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center Symposium, in Lexington, KY
September 27, 2019
Welcome to BDI’s September update!
On September 7, Dr. Polonsky will be presenting to both healthcare professionals and to people with diabetes at the TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) event in Missoula, MT. For details, see here. We hope to see many of you there.
If its September, then its time for the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). This year, the program will be in Barcelona and our own Dr. Polonsky will be there to represent the BDI. On September 16, he will be presenting on “Identifying appropriate candidates for glucose monitoring technology: all devices are not created equal” in an Abbott-sponsored program, “Translating clinical evidence for sensor-based glucose monitoring and technological innovations to the front lines of diabetes practice”. On September 18, he will be doing a poster presentation, “Missed insulin bolus doses before and after the introduction of rtCGM: the influence of hypoglycaemic fear”. For details, see here.
On September 23, BDI will again host our monthly case consultation group for mental health professionals here in southern California. If you might like to join us and/or would like further information, please contact us at email@example.com.
On September 27, Dr. Polonsky will be presenting on “Engaging the Disengaged” to healthcare professionals at the Third Annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center Symposium, in Lexington, KY. For details, click here.
New publication: In collaboration with our lead author, Dr. Martha Shumway, both Dr. Fisher (BDI Research Director) and Dr. Polonsky were proud to serve as co-authors on a new article published in Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications this month, “Economic costs of implementing group interventions to reduce diabetes distress in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus in the T1-REDEEM trial.”
And don’t forget about BDI’s own CME video series (featuring Drs. Guzman and Polonsky). The first series of nine web-based video modules for health care professionals, “Critical Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes” are now available, at no cost! More than a thousand healthcare professionals from all over the United States have already completed the video modules, and the numbers are growing every day! See https://cme.ucsd.edu/psychosocialdiabetes/. We give thanks to the generous support of Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck for making this possible.