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Critical Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes — 11 New Videos Added!!

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”.  While no longer available for CME credit we encourage you to watch the videos to learn more about these topics that are so seldom addressed.  These Professional Education Brief Video Series are available any time you wish to view them.

That’s now 20 practical presentations in total that examine the many facets of behavioral diabetes. You can view them all right here:

We give thanks to the generous support of Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim,  Merck, Dexcom, Novo Nordisk and Abbott for making this possible.

Individuals will need to register for their own CME California account (which is free) to log in and access the modules. This will enable them to receive a CME certificate.


Diabetes Turning Points

Given the success of our San Diego-based intensive, multi-day training program, “Promoting Behavior Change in Diabetes: A Skill Building Program for Health Care Professionals”, BDI has developed an abbreviated one-day version, Diabetes Turning Points, which is now being made available across North America. If your facility might be interested in hosting a DTP program, contact us at


REDEEM Diabetes Distress Training Seminars (RDDTS)

BDI has received funding to provide three endocrinology clinics/practices with a free diabetes distress (DD) assessment and intervention CME program, on-site at their clinical practices. This is a comprehensive, pragmatic training program to enhance the skills of diabetes clinicians to systematically assess and intervene to reduce DD among adults with diabetes using practical, time-efficient, evidenced-based assessment tools and methods. BDI staff will lead a live, one-day, skill building workshop, plus post-workshop case-based follow-up for diabetes clinicians.