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Get your life back–and leave diabetes behind

Virta can help you learn how to improve blood sugar and lose weight, so you can get back to what you love.
Virta may be available at no direct cost to you

Virta is available at no additional cost to eligible Blue Shield of California members.

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Diabetes • Prediabetes • Weight

Life transformed

Better days are possible with food as medicine. Lose weight and lower blood sugar–without the side effects.

Virta may be available at no direct cost to you and your dependents

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Better health is within reach

Weight loss needs more than willpower

Virta can help you feel better, naturally. Our medical team and health coaches will help you every step of the way.
Virta’s clinical care teams use nutrition science to learn what your body needs more of, and less of, to quickly burn fat and gain energy.

Feel better, live better

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Lose weight and stay full
Reduce your blood sugar and A1C
Get off your diabetes medications
Nutrition not calorie restriction.
Eat until you feel full.
Safety over side effects.
Live without injections.
About the journey not the judgment.
Get caring providers and coaches.
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Our nutrition plan is tailored to your lifestyle

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Daily health coach support
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Starter kit and supplies included
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Ongoing medical monitoring

Virta offers more than diabetes reversal

Your journey to better health starts here

Blue Shield of California provides access to Virta's type 2 diabetes treatment to eligible members at no additional cost.

Diabetes Reversal

Virta makes reversal possible. Our virtual clinic can help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar, and reduce medications.
Virta’s program is designed to help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar, and reduce medications.
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Prediabetes

Stop prediabetes in its tracks. Our virtual clinic can help you lose weight and prevent rising blood sugar.
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Obesity

Lose weight without counting calories. Our health coaches can help you gain control of cravings and keep you on track.
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Diabetes Management

Get tips to manage your A1c levels. Access to a health coach and free testing supplies will get you started.

Get care at no cost

Your journey to better health starts here

Blue Shield of California provides access to Virta's type 2 diabetes treatment to eligible members at no additional cost.

Diabetes Reversal

Virta makes reversal possible. Our virtual clinic can help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar, and reduce medications.
Virta’s program is designed to help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar, and reduce medications.
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Prediabetes Reversal

Stop prediabetes in its tracks. Our virtual clinic can help you lose weight and prevent rising blood sugar.
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Obesity Treatment

Lose weight without counting calories. Our health coaches can help you gain control of cravings and keep you on track.
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Diabetes Management

Get tips to manage your A1c levels. Access to a health coach and free testing supplies will get you started.

Weight loss done differently

Get care at $0 through your plan*
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A plan that fits your life

Easy-to-use tools and recipes are made for the every day so you can reach your goals and live your life.
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Coaching for the ups-and-downs

Your coaching team will get to know you, your needs, your tastes, and help you course-correct when needed.
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Ongoing clinical care

Medical clinicians monitor your health as you make food changes for safe and sustainable weight loss.

See Your Results

Smarter nutrition. Lasting results.

Our members are discovering their best selves, and you can too. Start your journey and see your potential 90 day health outcomes.

Calculate my outcomes

Average Member Outcomes After One Year

Members lose weight and sustain it over time. Backed by clinical research.

Weight Loss

31 lbs
Decrease

A1c Reduction

1.3
Decrease

Diabetes Medication Elimination

(excluding Metformin)
63%
Decrease

First 10 weeks

31 lbs
Decrease

After one year

24 lbs
Decrease

Virta Health Registry, average weight loss among enterprise patients with obesity.

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

Reversal is life-changing. Our members say it best.

Why Virta? Our members say it best.

What our members have to say

Michael and Brenda share what life with Virta means to them

Kim lost 75 pounds and has kept it off for 3 years

“...this is the first time ever in my life that my stomach has communicated with my brain to say, 'Stop, I'm full.'"

Kevin got off insulin and saved $500/month

“I run around with my kids a lot more than I did six months ago. I feel like I’m 15 years younger.”

Donnie reduced his medications in a matter of weeks

“Where I used to take 3 different types of insulin every day for a total of 110 units, I am now down to just 3 units of Basaglar.”
Upcoming Webinar

Food As Medicine

Virta can help you find low-carb alternatives of your favorite foods. Learn how nutrition can help members lose weight, reduce medication use, and even reverse diabetes.

March 19, 2024
10am PT / 1pm ET
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How Virta Care Works

Ready to see change that lasts? Our team will guide you along the way. Apply now to get started.
Don't eat less. Eat better-for-you versions of the meals you love. Personal nutrition plans include medical care, coaching, and digital tools at $0 for those who qualify.
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If you struggle with blood sugar, you may be carbohydrate intolerant

If you struggle with weight or high blood sugar, you may be carbohydrate intolerant

If you struggle with weight gain, you may be carbohydrate sensitive

Learn how carb sensitivity can impact health and what you can do about it.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed?
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Has Virta been studied by researchers?
Is Virta right for me?
What is Virta Health?
What is nutrition therapy and how does it help?
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Can this fit into my life?
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Eligibility

Blue Shield of California is an independent member of the Blue Shield Association. Virta is independent of Blue Shield of California and is contracted by Blue Shield to provide type 2 diabetes treatment. These program services are not a covered benefit of Blue Shield health plans and none of the terms or conditions of Blue Shield health plans apply. Blue Shield reserves the right to terminate this program at any time without notice. Virta is available to Blue Shield of California medical plan members between the ages of 18 and 79 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. There are some medical conditions that would exclude patients from the Virta treatment. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify. Individual results may vary.

Disclaimers

As a Blue Shield member, you may receive services from network providers on an in-person basis or via telehealth, if available. Your network providers may offer telehealth and in-office services. Costs incurred for services received through third-party corporate telehealth providers are available at in-network cost-sharing rates. Contact your primary care provider, treating specialist, facility, or other health professional to learn whether telehealth is an option. Network telehealth and in-person services are subject to the same timely access to care standards. If your plan has out-of-network benefits, they are subject to your plan’s cost sharing obligations and balance billing protections. Out-of-pocket costs shall accrue to any applicable deductible or out-of-pocket maximum.

The products and services described are neither offered nor guaranteed under our contract with the Medicare program. In addition, they are not subject to the Medicare appeals process. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to the Blue Shield grievance process. Should a problem arise with any value-added item or service, please call Customer Care at (800) 776-4466 (TTY: 711).

Notice

You have a right to access your medical records. Records of the care you receive from Virta will be shared with your primary care provider (PCP). Your record will be made accessible in an electronic patient record system or provided in a different manner unless you opt out.

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