Kenneth, Virta patient

Kenneth eliminated insulin, reduced his blood sugar, and lost 30 pounds on Virta

Virta helps reverse type 2 diabetes.

Patients can lose weight, reduce the need for diabetes medications, and lower their A1c. Our real-world results, backed by research from our 5-year clinical trial, are proven time and time again among thousands of patients.

Medication Reduction*

Diabetes-specific medications eliminated across population at one year

HbA1c Reduction*

HbA1c improvement at one year, which occurred simultaneously with prescription elimination

Weight Loss*

Average weight loss at one year—more than 2x the threshold 
for what is considered clinically significant
* Hallberg SJ, McKenzie AL, Williams P, et al. Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes at One Year: An Open Label, Non-Randomized, Controlled Study. Diabetes Ther. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9
Results may vary based on your clinical profile and adherence to the Virta treatment.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is collaborating with Virta Health to offer the Virta treatment at no cost to eligible members with type 2 diabetes.

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Patient Spotlight

Kenneth no longer has blood sugar lows, thanks to Virta

Before starting Virta, Kenneth was taking insulin and several other diabetes and blood pressure medications. After experiencing several scary lows, he lived in constant fear of his daily insulin injections suddenly dropping his blood sugar to dangerously low levels.

After 4 months on Virta

  • A1c reduced from 8.3% to 6.6%
  • Lost 30 pounds and regained energy
  • Stopped needing all diabetes and blood pressure medications
Before and after photo of Kenneth, Virta patient

How can Virta help me?

Lower your blood sugar and A1c

Reduce the need for diabetes medication

Lose weight and regain energy

Get back to doing the things you love

How Virta Works

Virta's unique treatment can help bring blood sugar down to normal levels, without medication or surgery.

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“Virta gives diabetics a cross between a pocket doctor and a guardian angel.”¹
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“Virta seeks to reverse diabetes, rather than prevent it.”²
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“Virta is attempting to attack the epidemic—some 28 million Americans have T2D.”³
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“It’s a much more scalable model than seeing people in a doctor’s office.”

What's covered on Virta?

Continuous medical supervision

Your Virta Provider is your new metabolic health specialist, and will coordinate as needed with your primary care provider.

Unlike traditional healthcare, where patients only check in with their provider a couple of times a year, our team of board-certified providers provide around-the-clock monitoring and care. This allows us to safely adjust your medications and care plan in real time.

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Personalized dietary guidance and health coaching

Your Virta Health Coach is your on-demand nutritionist, accountability partner, and cheerleader all in one! Whether you need help jumpstarting stalled weight loss, understanding your protein requirements, or just need a bit more encouragement, they are there to guide you to success.

Unlike traditional coaching services, where you only see your coach once a week or month, your Virta Health Coach is always just a message away!

All the supplies you need

Virta provides you with everything you need to track your progress, including a bodyweight scale that uploads data to our app automatically, a blood pressure cuff for some patients, and a meter with glucose and ketone strips, lancets, and swabs.

Unlike other interventions, your starter kit and refill supplies needed for Virta are fully included.

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Biomarker tracking and curated resources

Virta puts a clinic in your pocket, accessible to you when you need it most–no waiting rooms and no lines.

Our app collects your biomarker data, like blood glucose, blood ketones, weight, and blood pressure to help your care team adjust the Virta Treatment around your individual biochemistry.

Through a series of videos and games, you'll learn how to make the necessary dietary changes sustainable and enjoyable. The app also provides access to a curated library of recipes, guides, and meal plans fit for any dietary preference.

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Private patient community

Membership to Virta's private patient community is included, but participation is optional. Those that choose to join can connect with other Virta patients to find support and share tips in a positive, moderated environment.

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Have Questions?

Join a webinar or come to a live event hosted by Virta medical providers and health coaches to learn more about the treatment and get your questions answered. Attendance is limited, so sign up now to secure your spot.

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Food As Medicine: Nutrition's Role in Reversing Chronic Diseases

Thursday, September 24, 2020
10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Food As Medicine: Nutrition's Role in Reversing Chronic Diseases

Thursday, October 22, 2020
10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Food As Medicine: Nutrition's Role in Reversing Chronic Diseases

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
10 am PT / 1 pm ET

How does Virta approach nutrition?

Virta uses food as medicine. We’ll help you adapt your body to burn fat for energy, instead of sugar. This is called ketosis. Ketosis naturally lowers weight, blood sugar, and the need for diabetes medication. To get into ketosis, you’ll adjust your diet to eat more fat, eat less carbs, and get the right amount of protein for your body.
  • Whole, real foods.
    No frozen meals or replacement shakes.
  • Works for any dietary preference or allergy.
    Virta doesn’t require specific foods, so it can work for anyone. You can be vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, etc.
  • No calorie restriction or fasting.
    Eat until you feel satisfied. Stop counting calories.
  • No required exercise.
    While exercise has health benefits, it is not required on Virta.
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Doctors love working with Virta

Primary care providers communicate regularly with Virta to ensure continuity of care and long term success.

Dr. Mark Savant
Internal Medicine, Private Practice
Dr. Rachel Meek
Preventive Medicine Physician

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) offers health and wellness programs as a convenience to aid members in improving their health; results are not guaranteed. Blue Cross NC contracts with Virta Health and is not liable in any way for goods or services received. Virta Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services. Blue Cross NC reserves the right to discontinue or change this program at any time. This program is educational in nature and intended to help members make informed decisions about their health and comply with their doctor’s plan of care. Decisions regarding care should be made with the advice of a doctor. This offering is available to select member segments. Eligible members must be between the ages of 18 and 79 with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. There are serious medical conditions that would exclude some members from this program. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify.

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Citations and Footnotes

  1. "How Artificial Intelligence Will Cure America's Sick Health Care System." Newsweek: May 24, 2017. Online: (Accessed September 2020).
  2. "Can Silicon Valley Cure Diabetes With Low Carbs And High Tech?." Forbes: March 28, 2017. Online: (Accessed September 2020).
  3. "Fighting Diabetes With Food." Fortune: June 29, 2017. Online: (Accessed September 2020).
  4. "Tackling Weight Loss and Diabetes With Video Chats." The New York Times: April 11, 2017. Online: (Accessed September 2020).