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 presenting at the next TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) in Honolulu, HI.
May 5, 2018
Dr. Polonsky speaks at the Pri-Med West Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
May 31, 2018
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
June 13, 2018
Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and Behavior Change in Diabetes: A skill building Program for Health Care Professionals at the BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA.
September 21-22 and November 3-4, 2018
Information coming soon!
Welcome to BDI’s May update!
Our list of research publications continues to grow and grow. Dr. Polonsky was pleased to serve as a co-author on an important new research study, “A Randomized Clinical Trial of the Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Nocturnal Hypoglycemia, Daytime Hypoglycemia, Glycemic Variability, and Hypoglycemia Confidence in Persons with Type 1 Diabetes Treated with Multiple Daily Insulin Injections (GOLD-3)”. We have several additional publications in press or under review, so we hope to be sharing the details of those shortly.
Second, BDI staff will be presenting at the next TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) on May 5 in Honolulu. Click here for more information. We hope to see many of our old and new friends there. In addition, Dr. Polonsky will be traveling to Canada to present at the “Let’s Talk Diabetes” Conference for Healthcare Professionals in Corner Brook, Newfoundland on May 24. Newfoundland? Yes, Newfoundland!
A lot closer to home, he will also be lecturing on May 31 at the Pri-Med West Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA .
And three (updated) reminders from last month:
- Stay tuned 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.
- The ADA has released its first-ever Mental Health Provider Directory, which lists contact information for mental health professionals in the United States with diabetes expertise (including many of your favorite BDI staff). You can find it here: https://professional.diabetes.org/mhp_listing
- Drs. Guzman and Polonsky are proud to host the next San Diego-wide, case consultation meeting (for mental health professionals working in the field of diabetes), scheduled for June 13. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like further information about this program.