Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Parents of Children & Teens

Spouses / Partners

Health Care Professionals


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!


If you have type 2 diabetes, live anywhere in the U.S. and are struggling with your glucose management, the Behavioral Diabetes Institute is conducting a research study to learn how different types of glucose monitoring devices affect your thoughts and feelings about diabetes and affect glucose levels over a 3-month period. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive—at no cost!– either a new fingerstick blood glucose device or a new continuous glucose monitor (CGM), plus free monitoring supplies for the duration of the study. Click here to see if you might qualify.

FEATURED PRODUCTS: The BDI Coffee Mug and our most popular Print Bundles.