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 The standard approach is outdated and ineffective.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.
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The Diabesity Institute (DI), a non-profit 501(c)(3), 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 Diabesity Institute by offering their valuable time, energy, knowledge, and financial support.
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Dr. Cooper is a Seattle-based physician, specializing in the underlying causes of obesity, type 2 diabetes and infertility. She is board certified in Obesity Medicine, Sports Medicine and Family Medicine.
Inspired by the urgent need for education in the area of metabolic dysfunction, she founded the Diabesity Institute (DI), a nonprofit, with the goal of increasing access to effective science-based treatment for those suffering from or at risk for type 2 diabetes and obesity. As part of DI’s effort to educate the public, Dr. Cooper appears twice monthly on KING-5 Television, the number one station in Seattle. She has been a regular contributor of content related to health, metabolism, and fitness on KING-5 Morning News for the past two and half years.
As DI’s Medical Director, Dr. Cooper leads our efforts to educate healthcare professionals on the science of metabolism. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker to medical students and healthcare professionals across the country, including Endocrinology Grand Rounds at Brown University. She is designing DI’s accredited, continuing medical education programs to reach doctors across the country via webcasts and on-site seminars.
Dr. Cooper is instrumental in DI’s scientific research, including case reports highlighting successful medical diagnosis and treatment of metabolic dysfunction. She is often interviewed in the media on the topics of metabolism and obesity, sharing scientific information and explaining why obesity is a medical problem. In her private practice, the Cooper Center for Metabolism, she diagnoses and treats metabolic causes of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and infertility. There are over 900 people on a wait list for the Cooper Center for Metabolism.
Emily Cooper, MD
Founder and Medical Director