Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center

Care-Met Program

Cardio-Metabolic Risk Assessment and Reduction Program

What is Care-Met?

The Care-Met program is a clinical, patient education and research collaboration between Cardiac Rehab, the Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center and the Health & Wellness Center focused on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients who are at increased cardio-metabolic risk. It provides an opportunity for comprehensive, preventive assessment; registry; and intervention to reduce modifiable risk factors.

Why have Care-Met?

The lifetime risk for all cardiovascular events is nearly two out of every three Americans. It is an immense health burden in a condition with symptoms that aren’t extremely visible. According to the AHA, by 2030 it is projected that 40.5% of Americans, 116 million people, will have some form of cardiovascular disease. Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors are responsible for over 75% of CVS events and 90% of patients with CAD have at least one atherosclerotic risk factor.

Who would benefit from this program?

Adults with and without a prior history of heart disease with the following conditions or symptoms:

  • Metabolic syndrome, overweight or obese
  • Impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes dyslipidemia
  • Refractory hypertension
  • Family history of premature heart attack (male 45 and up, female 55 and up)

What to Expect from the Program:

  • Comprehensive fasting laboratory testing and personalized interpretation
  • Serial metabolic rate, anthropometric and fat composition testing
  • Health status assessment
  • Nutritional assessment and intensive dietary counseling
  • Physical fitness assessment, coordination of supervised exercise therapy and lifestyle coaching
  • Comprehensive medication assessment
  • Psychological assessment and therapy where appropriate
  • Smoking cessation
  • Electrocardiographic testing where appropriate
  • Cardiovascular imaging where appropriate

For Appointments Call:

(801) 581-7761