The Diabesity Institute (DI), a non-profit 501(c)(3) social benefit organization, was founded in March, 2012 by Emily Cooper, M.D. Concerned citizens, parents, students, scientists, medical professionals and community leaders have come together to support the Foundation by offering their valuable time, energy, knowledge and financial support. Our mission is to increase access to effective science-based medical care for those suffering from or at risk for Diabesity which currently affects more than half of our population. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are on the rise regardless of race, gender, age, socioeconomic status or educational level. The standard approach is outdated and ineffective. We must act now to advance the science of metabolism both in the general community and among healthcare professionals. A paradigm shift can end the suffering and conquer this devastating epidemic that impacts so many children and adults. Please join the movement and help us make a difference!