If you have type 2 diabetes, your main health focus is likely controlling your blood sugar and managing your weight. But it’s also important to pay attention to your heart. You could be one of the millions of Americans — and one-third of people with diabetes — who have cardiometabolic disease.

At Baptist Health, our Cardiometabolic Clinic is the first (and currently only) program of its kind in South Florida. Our multidisciplinary team takes a comprehensive approach to treating your diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions.

Let us help you manage your diabetes and heart disease so you can reclaim your best life.

Our Approach to Cardiometabolic Care

Our Approach to Cardiometabolic Care

Cardiometabolic disease can be complex. So, we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating it. Our priority is reducing the likelihood that you’ll experience other severe health problems like heart attack, stroke or kidney failure.

But we do more than simply deliver medical therapies. As part of your cardiometabolic care, we take the time to explain your risks and help you understand how to avoid future problems or even reverse some of the damage to your heart that’s already happened.

When you “graduate” from our Cardiometabolic Clinic, you will better understand your cardiometabolic disease risk factors and be able to manage them.

What Is Cardiometabolic Disease?

Cardiometabolic disease is a group of preventable conditions that can negatively impact your heart, including diabetes, heart attack, insulin resistance, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and stroke.

Your risk for developing cardiometabolic disease increases with these four lifestyle behaviors:

  • Drinking a lot of alcohol
  • Eating an unhealthy diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking

Conditions We Treat

Our preventive cardiologists are here to help if you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes and have also been diagnosed with at least one type of heart disease. We regularly treat patients who have:

If you have diabetes and any of these cardiovascular conditions, talk with your doctor or call our clinic directly.

Diagnosing Cardiometabolic Disease

To determine if you have cardiometabolic disease, we will order a variety of blood tests. But we do more than check your cholesterol, blood sugar and triglyceride levels. For these tests, we look deeper and measure your body mass index, blood pressure and inflammation markers.

Talk with your doctor if you’re concerned about cardiometabolic disease and if you:

  • Are over age 45
  • Are overweight
  • Don’t exercise
  • Drink heavily
  • Eat an unhealthy diet
  • Have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, or stroke
  • Have hormonal imbalances
  • Have hypothyroidism
  • Have polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Have sleep apnea
  • Smoke

Cardiometabolic Disease Treatment Options

We know it can be difficult to manage your diabetes and heart disease at the same time. That’s why we take a comprehensive, whole-body approach to your care. In addition to giving you a complete cardiovascular risk assessment, we focus on lifestyle changes that improve your heart health.

As your healthcare partner, we offer a range of treatment options, including:

  • Blood pressure management
  • Cholesterol-lowering therapies
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Diabetes medications (which also improve heart health)
  • Nutrition and weight loss guidance

But we also work closely with physicians in other specialties to give you personalized care to improve your overall health. If you need it, we can refer you to a specialist.

"For someone who's really dedicated to beating diabetes, it’s absolutely achievable — more so now than in the past because we know more about diabetes and we have better ways of monitoring and treating it."

Meet our Cardiometabolic Care Specialists

Our Cardiometabolic Clinic team includes preventive cardiologists and specially trained staff. They are regional and national leaders in this emerging area of medicine. Together, we provide the compassionate care you need to manage your complex cardiometabolic care. Learn more about our providers.

Our Locations

Our Cardiometabolic Clinic is provided through the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at several locations in Miami-Dade County. Find a location near you.

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