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.
October 24, 2018
Dr. Polonsky will be delivering the keynote address at the Hoag Annual Diabetes Conference in Newport Beach, CA (“Engaging the Disengaged: Strategies for Promoting Behavior Change in Type 1 Diabetes”).
October 27, 2018
Welcome to BDI’s October 2018 update!
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 the videos here. (https://cme.ucsd.edu/psychosocialdiabetes/)
These nine videos are likely to be only the first in what will soon be a much larger series. We give thanks to the generous support of Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck for making this possible.
There are a few important events on the BDI calendar for October:
On October 5, Dr. Polonsky will be speaking at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin (“Recognizing and Addressing Diabetes Distress”).
On October 27, Dr. Polonsky will be delivering the keynote address at the Hoag Annual Diabetes Conference in Newport Beach, CA (“Engaging the Disengaged: Strategies for Promoting Behavior Change in Type 1 Diabetes”).
And on October 24, 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.
One of our colleagues here in San Diego, Alexa Carter (a (doctoral student at Alliant International University) is beginning a new research study which aims to address hypoglycemia concerns in people with diabetes. If you live somewhere in the greater San Diego area and are worrying about hypoglycemia, you may be interested in this new study. For more information, click here, or email Alexa at email@example.com.
Finally, a bit of bad news: Our November 3 – 4 CME program here in San Diego, “Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and Behavior Change in Diabetes” has been cancelled. Unfortunately, we were unable to attract the corporate support we needed for this live event. We do remain hopeful for 2019, so stay tuned for further announcements.