Welcome to Connections, the Behavioral Diabetes
Institute's electronic newsletter. The
Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI) is
the world's first organization dedicated to tackling the
unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes.
This newsletter describes NEW
ways BDI strives to fulfill our mission of helping
people with diabetes and professionals master the
multiple and unique challenges that accompany
living with diabetes.
|"Why I Volunteer"
One of our earliest volunteers describes what she
has learned from BDI, why she
volunteers and what it has meant to her. She
describes how you can get
involved in our new Volunteer program.
|Watch BDI Staff Presentations Online
The Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI) now provides
a way for everyone to hear BDI's messages of hope
and support online. People with diabetes and
professionals from around the country have called to
find out how they can learn from the experts at BDI.
And now they can! On our web site you can find links
to many of our presentations, some targeted to
people with diabetes and some to healthcare
|Celebration of Strength Luncheon
This Luncheon, Inspirational Talk and Discussion
Program are designed to honor women from all
walks of life who have type one diabetes. There is no
charge and guests are considered Honorees.
Attendance is limited to women with type one
diabetes only and we ask that you do not bring
guests. Women who attended the luncheon last year
left feeling connected and inspired. Don't miss this
|Get Up Close and Personal with BDI at TCOYD on
Don't miss this great chance to hear Dr. Polonsky and
Dr. Guzman speak about issues that can cause
problems for people with diabetes.
will gain insight from their sessions ('Diabetes
Police' and 'Diabetes Criminals' Working Together:
An Interactive Session with Healthcare Providers and
People with Diabetes"
"The Emotional Side of Diabetes: Ten Things You
Need To Know", respectively) that you can use to deal
with your diabetes more successfully.
And stop by our booth to get information
about our upcoming programs and new schedule for
NEW! Read Posts from Drs. Polonsky and Guzman
BDI will be adding a new feature to our web site,
weekly posts from our founding psychologists, Dr.
William Polonsky and Dr. Susan Guzman. Their
posts will present different viewpoints on issues
related to dealing with diabetes garnered through
their many years of counseling and working in the
Click here to read the first post...
The posts will also include thoughts and insights of
educators, nurses, patients, and spouses; all of
whom have personal experience with diabetes, as
well as findings from scientific research.
appetite, we included the first post here. Stay tuned
for more information. The new posts will be
available on the BDI web site in the near future.