The IMI SOPHIA project aims to improve our ability to predict who will experience which complications, and who will respond best to different obesity treatments. Part of the project will focus in particular on the relationship between type 1 diabetes and weight, as a large proportion of people with type 1 diabetes is overweight or has obesity.

SOPHIA links up and analyses data from different cohorts of people with obesity, and carries out in-depth qualitative studies with patients to identify their perceptions and perspectives on obesity diagnosis and treatment.

The project hopes to change the narrative around obesity, to make it more patient-centric and equitable and to underline that it is a chronic disease.