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!
Dr. Polonsky speaks at the Pri-Med West Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
May 31, 2018
BDI staff will be presenting at the next TCOYD in Spokane, WA.
June 2, 2018
BDI’s Case Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals meets at BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA. at 10:00 am.
June 13, 2018
Dr. Polonsky speaks at ADA Scientific Sessions Program in Orlando, FL.
June 21-22, 2018
TCOYD’s ONE Conference and Retreat in San Diego, CA.
August 17-19, 2018
Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and Behavior Change in Diabetes: A skill building Program for Health Care Professionals at the BDI Headquarters in San Diego, CA.
September 21-22 and November 3-4, 2018
Information coming soon!
Welcome to BDI’s June update!
Can’t make it to one of our live, two-day CME programs for healthcare professionals here in San Diego this Fall? We may have a solution for you. Given the wild success of this program, BDI has just completed the development of an abbreviated version. The new program is called Diabetes Turning Points (DTP) and we are preparing to take it on the road across North America. If your facility might be interested in hosting a DTP program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BDI staff will be presenting at the next TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) on June 2 in Spokane . We hope to see many of you there. BDI staff will also be represented at TCOYD’s ONE Conference and Retreat. This is an amazing event for people with type 1 diabetes, and it will be here in San Diego, August 17 – 19. For details, see here.
Dr. Polonsky will be proudly representing BDI at the American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions program in Orlando later this month. He will be presenting at the Focus on Fellows program on June 21 and at the Diabetes is Primary program on June 22. And BDI staff are also authors on a host of the abstract presentations at the 2018 Scientific Sessions. For those of you who can’t attend, we will provide a list of those abstracts in our July update.
One new publication this month, “When insulin degludec enhances quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative investigation”, with Dr. Polonsky as a co-author. You can see the abstract here.
BDI is hosting the next San Diego-wide, case consultation meeting (for mental health professionals working in the field of diabetes), scheduled for June 13. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like further information about this program and about our future meetings.
Finally, don’t forget about our Fall CME programs for healthcare professionals here in San Diego. The first program will occur on September 21-22, 2018 (Friday and Saturday), and the second program is scheduled for November 3-4, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). We are still awaiting news regarding corporate support for these events, but we remain hopeful. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be on the mailing list for more information on these events.