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 4, 2019
Dr. Polonsky will be speaking at the 18th Annual Symposium on Advanced Diabetes Management for Endocrine Fellows, in Houston, TX.
December 15, 2019
Diabetes Tune-Up Introductory Evening at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA at 6:30 pm.
January 7, 2020
Welcome to BDI’s December update!
NEW VIDEO. Worrying about the emotional stresses and strains of managing diabetes during the Holidays? Our own Dr. Guzman (BDI’s Director of Clinical Education) stars in a new webinar that explores these issues and provides practical solutions. Thanks to Solara Medical, you can see it right here.
NEW PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH DIABETES. Are you and your diabetes ready for a new adventure in 2020? On Tuesday night, January 7, BDI’s Diabetes Tune-Up, a six-month group program (this will be a once-a-month evening meeting) here in San Diego will begin. In this program, Drs. Polonsky, Guzman and Nouhi will be helping you to get back on track with diabetes. So if you are feeling tired, frustrated or overwhelmed with diabetes, or worried about complications, or struggling with how to fit diabetes into your life, or feeling that family and friends just don’t seem to understand, then Diabetes Tune-Up might be right for you.
Want to find out more? Then join us for a no-obligation, introductory evening on Tuesday, January 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at BDI World HQ (5405 Oberlin Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121). We will discuss the emotional side of diabetes, present practical real-life strategies to help you manage life with diabetes more easily and successfully, and—for those who are interested—describe the Diabetes Tune-Up program. All adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and their loved ones are invited to the FREE introductory event on January 7! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECEMBER EVENTS. Only a very few things going on here at BDI during this quiet month of December:
On December 4, 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 15, Dr. Polonsky (BDI President) will be speaking at the 18th Annual Symposium on Advanced Diabetes Management for Endocrine Fellows, in Houston (TX). His lecture is titled, “Patient and Physician Resistance to Initiating Insulin Therapy”.
In our next update on January 1, we will briefly review all that has been accomplished here at BDI during 2019 and share our plans for 2020. In the meantime, Happy Holidays to all!