People identifying as Black, Indigenous, or Hispanic and those with low-income, irrespective of race or ethnicity, are more likely to have type 2 diabetes and to suffer serious complications as a result¹. These disparities often persist in traditional models of care².
Former Virta Patient
"I’m a Native American, and diabetes is rampant in our community. We are constantly seeing the horrors of diabetes, including progressive sickness, blindness, kidney issues, amputations, and sometimes even death. It’s important to me to convey the hope for a healthier life that Virta has brought me to other Native Americans so that they can experience this lifestyle change like I did."
Regardless of race and ethnicity, everyone improves their diabetes on Virta (measured by A1c, or blood sugar control.⁶) Lowering blood sugar can reduce the risk for complications like kidney disease, eye problems, and amputations that are more likely to affect different groups. And Virta patients see significant A1c improvement irrespective of the socioeconomic conditions of the location or neighborhood in which they live (measured by the Area Deprivation Index)⁷.
But the work is far from over. Read more about Virta's outcomes across racial and ethnic groups, patients living in neighborhoods with a wide range of socioeconomic conditions, and opportunities for closing the gaps that still exist in “Addressing Disparities in Diabetes Care.”
Read our new report exploring how health disparities contribute to higher prevalence and worsening outcomes in type 2 diabetes, and how we can make more equitable care a reality.
While Virta patients from all groups see health improvements, we are committed to making Virta more accessible and welcoming more diverse patients into our care.
Looking at outcomes by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic conditions to uncover and understand any gaps in our care is essential to continued innovation and inclusivity.
Traditional diabetes management is failing to reduce cost and prevalence. Virta is delivering diabetes reversal across all groups.
We’re investing in new features like bilingual options to make Virta more accessible.
We’re learning from patients by forming diversity focus groups to better understand disparities, and building strong connections with community leaders.
We’ll continue to identify new areas for product user experience improvement to better serve diverse patient groups. We're also seeking opportunities to increase access in public programs, where more patients may receive coverage.
As we make changes, we’ll continue to analyze and share data on how we’re serving diverse communities.