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Behavioral Diabetes Institute


Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in San Diego, California, focused 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!

Diabetes Study


Innovative Diabetes Education Program: Research opportunity for people with T2D

Ready to get on track with your diabetes?

Were you diagnosed with type 2 diabetes less than 10 years ago, live anywhere in the U.S. and your last A1C was 7.0% or higher?
If so, the Behavioral Diabetes Institute is conducting a research study examining how innovative new approaches to diabetes education might help to improve glucose outcomes and quality of life outcomes. Participants will be randomly assigned to take part in one of two different live, online, group education programs. Each group program will be lively and informative, and will meet once weekly for 5 weeks in a row. Also, half of the participants will receive a continuous glucose monitor and free testing supplies.
To find out more and see if you might qualify, click below to apply. Or for more
information, email us at ahhastudy@behavioraldiabetes.org or call us at 858-336-8693.


Feeling “burned out” by type 1 diabetes? A NEW clinical trial may help!

The Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute is conducting a research study
called ACT1VATE – specifically designed to support people living with type 1 diabetes.

Participants will receive free tailored support resources and financial
compensation. For more information, contact the study team: 858-678-7054 or diabetes.research@scrippshealth.org.

Research Study

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