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!
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
May 2, 2018
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April update from the BDI
It is springtime here in San Diego and the BDI staff is busy planning our calendars for the rest of the year. Dr. Polonsky will be presenting at the next TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) on April 7. This will be the first-ever program in the Detroit area (https://tcoyd.org/tcoyd-novi2018/). Also, we have finalized our dates for our live CME programs for healthcare professionals here in San Diego. The first program will occur on September 21-22, 2018 (Friday and Saturday), and the second program is scheduled for November 3-4, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). We are still awaiting news regarding the possibility of corporate support for these events, but we are feeling quite hopeful. Please join our mailing list if you would like more information on these events.
Regarding BDI research activities, the staff is beginning to plan for the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions, to be held in Orlando in June. BDI staff members are authors or co-authors on more than half a dozen abstract presentations, so we have plenty of work ahead of us. We are also completing several new journal manuscripts as we come to the end of a number of our larger research studies. More on those projects coming soon.
The ADA has just realized its Mental Health Provider Directory, which lists contact information for mental health professionals in the United States with diabetes expertise. You can find it here: https://professional.diabetes.org/mhp_listing
And here in San Diego, we’ve been enjoying our San Diego-wide, case consultation meeting (for mental health professionals working in the field of diabetes) and plan on continuing to expand this event into the future. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information about this program.