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. Polonsky will be a featured (virtual) speaker at the Omnipod Breakfast Symposium at the Australasian Diabetes Congress (ADC), lecturing on “Seeking the Best of Both Worlds.”
August 8, 2022
Welcome to BDI’s August 2022 update!
- August 8: Dr. Polonsky will be a featured (virtual) speaker at the Omnipod Breakfast Symposium at the Australasian Diabetes Congress (ADC), lecturing on “Seeking the Best of Both Worlds”. If you’re in the Brisbane area and planning to attend the ADC, we will hope to see you there. Registration is available here.
- No case management meetings this month, but we will be back in September!
“The Long and the Short of it,” a conversation between Dr. Polonsky and our BDI friend and fellow diabetes psychologist, Professor Frank Snoek. This EASD-sponsored video presentation explores the benefits and drawbacks of new technologies for people with diabetes.
New peer-reviewed, professional publications
Dr. Polonsky was proud to serve as first author on How Introduction of Automated Insulin Delivery Systems May Influence Psychosocial Outcomes in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Findings from the First Investigation with the Omnipod® 5 System.
BDI’s Research Director, Dr. Fisher, was first author on A new perspective on diabetes distress using the type 2 diabetes distress assessment system (T2-DDAS): Prevalence and change over time.