Virta is clinically proven to reverse type 2 diabetes.

Patients lose weight, eliminate diabetes medications, and reduce their A1c.

The Concordia Health Plan is fully covering the cost of Virta, valued at $4,950, for all eligible members with type 2 diabetes.

Not sure if Virta is right for you? Get more information here.

Patient Spotlight

Jonathan has served as a Lutheran pastor for 16 years

Before Virta, Jonathan's children were worried that he wasn't going to be around for his grandchildren if his type 2 diabetes kept progressing. He was considering insulin and even surgery to get his diabetes under control.

After 4 months on Virta

Less Medications

No longer taking 3 diabetes medications

Lost Weight

Dropped 65 lbs and regained energy

Lower Triglycerides

Dropped from 445 to 100 mg/DL


How can Virta help me?

Reduce your blood
sugar and A1c

Eliminate costly
diabetes medications

Lose weight and
regain energy

Get back to doing
the things you love

What kind of results can I expect on Virta?

Our peer-reviewed, published research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes reversal can happen fast—and our results last.

Decrease Medications


of insulin users reduced or
eliminated usage after 10 weeks

Reverse Diabetes


of patients reversed their
type 2 diabetes after 1 year*

Lower A1c


Average HbA1c reduction
after 10 weeks

Weight loss without low-calorie diets or surgery

Our patients quickly lose clinically significant amounts of weight, and are able to sustain or improve upon their initial losses. After 1 year, patients achieved an average weight loss of 30lbs.

*Note that % reversal is defined as the % of patients with HbA1c less than 6.5% who are taking no glycemic control medications or only metformin.

1. 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

2. McKenzie AL, Hallberg SJ, Creighton BC, et al. A Novel Intervention Including Individualized Nutritional Recommendations Reduces Hemoglobin A1c Level, Medication Use, and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes. JMIR Diabetes. 2017;2(1):e5 DOI:10.2196/diabetes.6981

How Virta Works

Tired of just managing your diabetes? Virta's unique treatment can help bring blood sugar down to normal levels, without medication or surgery.

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.

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, the cost of your starter kit and refill supplies needed for Virta is fully included in the price.

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.

Private patient community

Membership to Virta's private patient community is included in the price, 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.

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.

There are currently no live events scheduled. Check back soon.

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How does Virta approach nutritional ketosis?

While there are many ways to achieve ketosis, Virta uses its own, proprietary, clinically-tested high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate protocol.

Focus on real, whole foods

Virta does not sell frozen meals or replacement shakes

Make your own ketones

No exogenous ketones or MCT supplements are required

No calorie restriction or fasting

Eat until you feel satisfied—no calorie counting necessary

No required exercise

While exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, it is not required to achieve nutritional ketosis

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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Virta is available at no additional cost to Concordia Health Plan members between the ages of 18 and 69 who have type 2 diabetes. There are serious medical conditions that would exclude some patients from the program. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify. There may be an out of pocket expense associated with the labs required for enrollment with Virta, and in the unlikely event of needing an EKG for medical clearance depending on the provider, facility, your health plan and deductible.