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!
TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) Conference and Health Fair in Albany, NY.
June 22, 2019
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
June 24, 2019
Welcome to BDI’s June update!
Greetings from San Francisco, where many of us on the BDI staff are just finishing up our participation in the yearly ADA Scientific Sessions. As usual, there were about 20,000 diabetes specialists here (though it seemed like more!), so there were lots of lectures to hear, schmoozing to do, old friends to see, new friends to make, and so much to learn. It was exhausting, but so enjoyable!
Just a few days ago here at the ADA Scientific Sessions (on June 8), both Drs. Polonsky (BDI President) and Guzman (BDI Director, Clinical Services) presented in the “Making A Difference in Five Minutes” Symposium. Dr. Polonsky lectured on “Addressing Psychological Insulin Resistance” and Dr. Guzman lectured on “Management of Diabetes Burnout.”
The rest of the month should be relatively quiet:
- On June 22, Dr. Polonsky will be presenting to both healthcare professionals and to people with diabetes at the TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) event in Albany, NY. We hope to see many of you there.
- On June 24, BDI will again host our monthly case consultation group for mental health professionals here in southern California. If you might like to join us and/or would like further information, please contact us at email@example.com.
In other BDI news:
- Along with Dr. Kath Barnard, Dr. Polonsky was a co-author on a new article this month, “Development of a Novel Tool to Support Engagement With Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems and Optimize Outcomes”, which was published just this month in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. We hope this new article will give people who are starting a CGM for the first time (and healthcare providers) some good ideas about how they can make the best use of the cool new technology.