Can’t make it to Sunny San Diego for BDI’s two-day workshops? Our Newest Program for Healthcare Professionals is Coming to YOU! 


Why are so many people with diabetes not more fully engaged with their own health care? And why are so many unable to achieve adequate cardiometabolic control?

Most importantly, is there anything that a busy healthcare professional can do about this?

Welcome to DIABETES TURNING POINTS, a live program for healthcare professionals that introduces the skills needed for addressing the common psychosocial and behavioral challenges of people with diabetes. Available now in two formats:

  • A one-day program
  • A half-day program

Brought to you by the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI), DIABETES TURNING POINTS is an interactive, small-group, case-based program that provides participants with a review of the latest research in behavioral diabetes and presents a new model for understanding motivational issues in diabetes. This is followed by a series of interactive case-based discussions where participants will learn how to identify the critical obstacles that contribute to problematic self-care and how to prioritize those obstacles as a plan for intervention is developed. The program then focuses on the introduction and practice of brief interventions for addressing patient barriers, once again relying on a case-based approach towards acquiring the necessary confidence and skills.

DIABETES TURNING POINTS, directed by Dr. William Polonsky (BDI President) and Dr. Susan Guzman (BDI Director of Clinical Education) is a streamlined version of BDI’s two-day, San Diego-based program, “Addressing Psychosocial Challenges and Behavior Change in Diabetes: A Skill Building Program for Health Care Professionals”, which has received overwhelming positive responses since the program first began.

And now DIABETES TURNING POINTS is coming to you! We are now scheduling programs all over North America. If your facility might be interested in sponsoring a DIABETES TURNING POINTS program in your area, please contact us at info@behavioraldiabetes.org for more details.