Nutrition and Wellness/Diabetes Education Department
Measuring your Resting Metabolic Rate
MedGem Indirect Calorimeter
A resting metabolic rate is a measure of the number of calories your body burns in a day while resting.
A resting metabolic rate can vary significantly from person to person even if you weigh the same as someone else.
The MedGem Indirect Calorimeter is an easy way to measure your metabolic rate. Once you have this measurement our Registered Dietitian can set up a meal plan to help you achieve your nutrition goal.
Commonly asked questions:
How can I get an appointment to have my resting metabolic rate measured?
How long is the test?
Plan on one hour. This includes the procedure and the explanation of the results.
Does my insurance cover the test?
Some insurance companies are now covering this procedure for certain diseases. For more information please call the Nutrition and Wellness Department at