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 One Event, San Diego, CA.
August 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
Welcome to BDI’s August update!
- On the weekend of August 16 -18, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) will be hosting their third annual ONE event, an amazing weekend experience here in San Diego for more than 500 people with type 1 diabetes and their loved ones. Dr. Polonsky (BDI President) will be presenting there, and we will hope to see many of you then. There are still a few spaces left; so if you’d like to know more, please visit here.
- On August 22, Dr. Polonsky will be delivering a webinar for healthcare professionals, sponsored by the Lifescan Diabetes Institute, on “Meaningful Monitoring Revisited”. Come and join us! You can find the details at here.
- New publication: In collaboration with our lead author, Dr. Danielle Hessler, both Dr. Fisher (BDI Research Director) and Dr. Polonsky were proud to serve as co-authors on a new article published in Diabetic Medicine this month, “There is value in treating elevated levels of diabetes distress: the clinical impact of targeted interventions in adults with Type 1 diabetes.”
- It is August vacation time, so this month we will be skipping our monthly case consultation group for mental health professionals here in southern California. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday morning, September 23. If you might like to join us and/or would like further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are excited about several new projects we are hoping to soon launch here at BDI. We hope to be able to share more information about those in our next Update. In the meantime, 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.