A life well-lived, leaving obesity and type 2 diabetes behind

A life well-lived, leaving obesity and type 2 diabetes behind

Virta helps reverse type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity.

Quartz provides access to Virta at no additional cost* for you and eligible family members who have type 2 diabetes or a BMI of 30 or greater.

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Not sure if Virta is right for you? Get more information here.
Results may vary based on your health and adherence to the Virta treatment.

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

Patient Spotlight

Shannon reversed his type 2 diabetes after 5 months on Virta

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2009 with an A1c of 8.6%. I came across an online article and a free pilot for Veterans through the VA. Virta sounded exactly like what I needed. I signed up and was enrolled within a few days, and that was how my transformation began.

I’ve been able to stop taking all diabetes-related medication. My A1c is now 5.2%, which means that I have successfully reversed my diabetes. As a Veteran and proud employee of the VA, it brings me so much joy that my employer and health benefits provider decided to partner with Virta to help us Veterans reverse type 2 diabetes.

After
on Virta

Wilma reversed her type 2 diabetes and is off her insulin

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

Research-backed results.

Thousands of patients have already succeeded on Virta. These real patient stories are backed up by published research from our 5-year clinical trial.
63%

Medication Reduction

Diabetes-specific medications removed at one year.
1.3%

HbA1c Reduction

HbA1c improvement at one year.
12%

Weight Loss

Average weight loss at one year.
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

Virta participants see results in 10 weeks

Eliminate Medications

87% of participants eliminate or reduce the need for insulin¹

Lose Weight

7% average body weight loss²

Reduce A1c

1.1% average HbA1c reduction²
  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 Therapy. 2018; 9(2): 583-612. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9.
  2. 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.

Upcoming Webinar

Food As Medicine

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.

February 28, 2023

10 am PT / 1 pm ET

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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.

Virta supplies, including: glucose and ketone meter, lancing device, and body weight scale

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?

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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Roasted cauliflower in a white ceramic bowlSalmon fillets with a lemon garnish, on a white plateA glass of chocolate mousse with raspberries on top

Doctors love working with Virta

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

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Virta is available to Quartz members and eligible dependents between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in an eligible health plan through Quartz. Eligible Quartz health plans include most commercial fully-insured, Medicaid and Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) and Dual Eligible plans. This benefit is currently being offered to those with Type 2 diabetes and obesity (defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater). There are some medical conditions that would exclude members from the Virta treatment. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify.

* Additional costs may be incurred for labs obtained from an out-of-network provider.

Quartz Medicare Advantage (HMO) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Quartz Med Advantage Dual Eligible with Rx is a D-SNP HMO plan that has a contract with Medicare and with a State Medicaid program. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal. Other pharmacies/physicians/providers are available in our network. Quartz health plans are offered by Quartz Health Benefit Plans Corporation, Quartz Health Plan