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 speaking at the 17th Annual Symposium on Advanced Diabetes Management for Endocrine Fellows. His lecture is titled, “Patient and Physician Resistance to Initiating Insulin Therapy”. Dallas, TX.
November 10, 2018
November 17, 2018
Dr. Polonsky will be delivering four lectures at the Sanofi International Diabetes Summit, in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
November 30 and December 1, 2018
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
December 5, 2018
Welcome to BDI’s November 2018 update!
While Dr. Guzman (BDI Clinical Director) is busy seeing patients this month, Dr. Polonsky (BDI President) will be on the road:
- On November 10, he will be speaking at the 17th Annual Symposium on Advanced Diabetes Management for Endocrine Fellows, in Dallas. His lecture is titled, “Patient and Physician Resistance to Initiating Insulin Therapy”.
- On November 17, he will be an active participant in the biggest TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) event of the year, right here in San Diego. He has a bunch of presentations, including one on “Diabetes For The Encouraged and Discouraged”. Several thousand people with diabetes will be attending and it is guaranteed to be an amazing event. We hope to see many of you there.
- On November 30 and December 1, he will be delivering four lectures at the Sanofi International Diabetes Summit, in Sao Paulo (Brazil). These include “Understanding the patient experience: Psychology of diabetes self-management”, “Time to talk: Supporting patients initiating a fixed-ratio combination as their first injectable”, and Patient-centric integrated care solutions.”
- In addition, he will be participating in two important national meetings: the JDRF Psychosocial Roundtable (in Chicago on November 9) and the ADA Summit on Therapeutic Inertia (in Washington, DC on November 28).
And on December 5, BDI will host our next, San Diego-wide, case consultation meeting (for mental health professionals working in the field of diabetes). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information about this program and about our future meetings.
Have you heard about BDI’s new video CME series, “Critical Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes”? They are now available to all healthcare professionals at no cost. See https://cme.ucsd.edu/psychosocialdiabetes/.
We give thanks to the generous support of Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck for making this possible.
Finally, we have lots of new research manuscripts which are in the process of being completed as well. We hope to have an update regarding publications within the next few weeks.