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!
Welcome to BDI’s December 2023 update!
We have NO events scheduled this month. Like everyone else, we will be preparing to celebrate the Holidays with our friends and families. Happy Holidays to all and we look forward to seeing you for a busy 2024!
BDI featured in recent podcasts:
Beyond the Bolus: In this most recent episode of Insulet’s new podcast series for healthcare professional, listen to an interview with Dr. Polonsky (BDI President) all about diabetes distress. Listen here!
NEW scientific publication
Dr. Guzman (BDI Director of Clinical Education) was honored to serve as a co-author with 50 experts from 18 countries on an important new publication, Bringing an end to diabetes stigma and discrimination: an international consensus statement on evidence and recommendations. This paper reviews the scientific evidence and established an international consensus on 49 statements of evidence and recommendations. The authors also achieved a consensus on a pledge to bring an end to diabetes stigma and discrimination. Read about it here!
Do you know about BDI’s new video series?
Early in 2023, BDI announced the inauguration of BDI Briefs, our monthly video program about the emotional side of diabetes that examines a different topic in each episode. As you will notice, each episode features a conversation between Dr. Guzman, Dr. Polonsky and Scott Johnson (famed diabetes blogger and a dear friend to those of us here at BDI) This program is designed both for healthcare professionals and for people with diabetes. Eight episodes are available at this time, with many more to come in 2024. Check ‘em out!