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.
December 5, 2018
Welcome to BDI’s December 2018 update!
On December 5, Dr. Polonsky (BDI President) will be the featured speaker at the University of California San Diego, Endocrine Grand Rounds. His presentation is entitled, “Communicating The Good News (Not Just The Bad News) About Diabetes”.
Also 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 email@example.com if you would like further information about this program and about our future meetings.
On December 8, Dr. Guzman (BDI Clinical Director) will be speaking on “Diabetes Distress & Depression” at the Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Conference, sponsored by the Los Angeles Care Health Plan, in Alhambra, CA.
On December 14 – 16, Dr. Polonsky will be participating in an important national program in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Endocrine Society: Why and How to Improve Postprandial Glucose Management in Adults: A Consensus Meeting. He will be presenting on the topic, “What is the Quality of Life Impact of Postprandial Glucose Excursions?”
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.
In our next update at the end of the month, we plan to provide a brief synopsis of all that has been accomplished here at BDI during 2018 and to share our plans for 2019. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to all!