1 out of 4 people do not know they have diabetes. Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

Over 100 million Americans have diabetes or pre diabetes. Over 85% of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes develop this condition due to obesity.

Over $245 billion is spent annually on medical treatments and lost work and wages for people with diabetes. Over $150 billion is spent annually for people with obesity.

Obesity-related conditions, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, are some of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S.

Welcome to The National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute

NDORI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our three-part mission is focused on making a visible difference in our state and region.

First, we are committed to discovering a cure for diabetes and obesity. Second, we are building our collaboration with Mississippi institutional, professional and community partners to develop and share expert local and healthcare knowledge. Third, we are developing our community and economy by working with partners to graduate and attract more health professionals, and to attract the healthcare industry to our state and region to create infrastructure and jobs.

We are here to help people take control of their health and to turn the page on this epidemic.


To learn more about NDORI or to make a donation in support of NDORI’s Mission, email us at donate@ndori.org or call (228) 831-8764 to speak with our staff.