Virta helps reverse type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity.
Blue Shield of California provides access to Virta's type 2 diabetes treatment to eligible members at no additional cost.Check Eligibility
How can Virta help me?
Reduce your blood sugar and A1c
Get off your diabetes medications
Lose weight and regain energy
Get back to doing the things you love
Kim lost 75 pounds and has kept it off for 3 years
Virta participants see results in 10 weeks
- 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 Therapy. 2018; 9(2): 583-612. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9.
- McKenzie AL, Hallberg SJ, Creighton BC, Volk BM, Link TM, Abner MK, Glon RM, McCarter JP, Volek JS, Phinney SD. 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.
How does Virta work?
Tired of just managing diabetes? Try diabetes reversal. No exercise, medication, or surgery required.
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Virta can help you find low carb alternatives of your favorite food. Learn how nutrition helps patients reverse diabetes, reduce their need for medications, and lose weight.
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What's covered on Virta?
A clinic in your pocket.
Skip the waiting room! Virta puts an online clinic in your pocket so that it's there when you need it. Get care anywhere, anytime.
Daily medical supervision.
Your Virta Provider takes over your diabetes care. But they won't replace your primary care provider. Instead, they work with them to coordinate your care.
Most patients are used to getting their diabetes care in just a few visits each year. On Virta, you get daily medical supervision from our physician-led team. Through the Virta app, your provider will keep you safe and adjust your medications in real time.
One-on-one health coaching.
Your Virta Health Coach is your guide to better health. They will help you change your diet and other health habits in a way that works for you. Your coach will be there to support and encourage you, every step of the way.
Most patients are used to only seeing their health coach once a month. Through the Virta app, you can message your coach whenever you need help.
All the supplies you need.
All diabetes testing supplies, like glucose strips, lancets, swabs, and a meter, are included. You also get tools to understand your ability to burn fat, including blood ketone strips and a connected scale.
Virta is all-inclusive, meaning you pay nothing for the supplies. Everything is shipped right to your door, free of charge.
Private patient community.
Through the Virta app, you can access our private patient community. In the community, patients share tips, like their favorite recipes. You can discuss your experience on Virta in a moderated, safe, and private place. Participation is optional, but most patients choose to join for the extra support!
How does Virta approach nutrition?
- 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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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.
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).
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.