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 will host our next case consultation meeting (for mental health professionals working in the field of diabetes). Contact us at email@example.com if you are in the greater San Diego area and would like further information about this program and about our future meetings.
February 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Taking Control of Your Diabetes’ (TCOYD) Virtual Conference and Health Fair
February 27, 2021
Understanding and Addressing Problematic Medication-Taking in Diabetes is a one-day live (though virtual) training program for healthcare professionals.
March 19, 2021
Welcome to BDI’s February 2021 update!
BDI’s videos CME series has expanded:
Our acclaimed online CME program, “Critical Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes”, has just doubled in size. Available at no cost to health care professionals, we have now added 11 new, bite-sized, web-based videos, grouped in three new modules: “Difficult Psychosocial Challenges in Diabetes”, “Everyday Psychosocial Interventions for Your Diabetes Toolkit” and “Enhancing Communication Between Patients and Healthcare Professionals”. Want to learn about addressing your patients’ hypoglycemia fears? Or about how to develop effective plans? Or how Motivational Interviewing could make a difference?
And don’t forget about our original 9 videos, grouped in two modules: “Key Contributors to Patient Disengagement” and “Problematic Medication-Taking Behaviors”.
That’s now 20 practical presentations in total that examine the many facets of behavioral diabetes. You can view them all right here: https://cpd.ucsd.edu/psychosocialdiabetes/modules.html
We give thanks to the generous support of Dexcom, Novo Nordisk and Abbott for making these new modules possible.
BDI professional (virtual) CME training programs are beginning in March:
Friday, March 19. “Understanding and Addressing Problematic Medication-Taking in Diabetes” is a one-day live (though virtual) training program for healthcare professionals. This will be the first of several one-day training programs in 2021. Registration is now open!
· February 1: 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 are in the greater San Diego area and would like further information about this program and about our future meetings.
· February 27: It is time for Taking Control of Your Diabetes’ (TCOYD) Virtual Conference and Health Fair. This is an online interactive experience that is open to all people with diabetes everywhere. It will feature an extraordinary group of diabetes healthcare professionals, including our own Dr. Polonsky as one of the featured speakers.
BDI in the world:
· Dr. Polonsky is proud to serve as a co-author on a new publication, “Change in HbA1c and Quality of Life with Real-time CGM Use by People with Insulin-Treated Diabetes in the Landmark Study”, published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics.
· In the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Core Update podcasts, Dr. Polonsky is interviewed along with our dear colleague, Dr. Edelman, and others in the Therapeutic Inertia Series, Episode #3.
New study opportunity, EMBARK:
Are you an adult with type 1 diabetes (T1D)? We know that managing diabetes can be tough and the daily stresses and strains can take a toll. There is a new, innovative online small group program developed to help people feel better and be more successful in managing T1D. BDI is working with our colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco to run and evaluate this new program, called EMBARK. If you would like to learn more about EMBARK and see if you qualify, contact our UCSF colleagues at 855-850-3599 or email@example.com.