Real Patients.
Real Results.

In as little as three months, most patients improve blood sugar control while reducing or eliminating diabetes medications, lose weight, and lower their triglycerides (associated with risk of cardiovascular disease).

See Research
  • 87%
    of patients reduced
    or eliminated insulin
  • 56%
    of patients reduced their HbA1c below Diabetic level
  • 12%
    avg weight loss at
    6 months
1. 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
2. Preliminary 6 month trial data

What is Virta?

Patient Experience

The Virta Treatment:
How it Works

Our evidence-based approach is built on decades of research and provides a customized treatment unique to each person. Your care plan is designed to quickly, safely and sustainably lower HbA1c and lose weight—while helping you eliminate diabetes medications.

See How We Do It

Physician supervision

Your Virta physician becomes your metabolic health specialist and provides continuous monitoring, including safely adjusting or eliminating medications.

Dedicated health coach

Your Virta health coach provides one-on-one guidance to help you navigate your unique circumstances - answering questions, offering feedback, and providing support and accountability.

Personalized treatment and nutrition plan

Virta is personalized to your lifestyle and continuously adjusted based on your body’s biochemical response. Our focus is restoring metabolic health, not counting or restricting calories.

App and biomarker tracking tools

Virta’s easy and intuitive online experience gives you continuous access to your care team, a step-by-step care plan, and real-time biomarker feedback beyond glucose and weight.

Community of peers

Optional membership in our patient community provides another source of validation, support and motivation, while offering helpful tips relevant to your local area.

Schedule a free consultation with a Virta specialist to learn how our personalized treatment plan can help you reverse your diabetes safely and sustainably.

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Here's Why

Patients Love Virta

Improved sleep, reduced stress, improved energy. Patients report benefits beyond lower HbA1c, reduced medications and weight loss. Hear what they have to say.

Went from 4 diabetes medications down to 1 with Virta
Off of all insulin and reduced eye pressure by 50% with Virta
Reversed diabetes and lost 100 lbs on Virta
Reversed her type 2 diabetes and is off her insulin
Off all blood pressure and diabetes medications with Virta
Dropped her HbA1c from 10.5 to 5.5 with Virta
Off all medications within 1 month of starting Virta
Restored her vision, lost over 40 lbs on Virta
Off 4 diabetes and blood pressure medications

Results may vary; no guarantee of results.

Here's Why

Physicians Refer Patients to Virta

Referring physicians trust our expertise in helping their patients reverse diabetes. Hear it in their own words.

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

Patient Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who could benefit from Virta?

    Virta is designed to improve metabolic health by treating insulin resistance, and can reverse metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

  • Do I need a referral from my doctor to start Virta?

    No referral is required for Virta—just go to apply.virtahealth.com to start the application process.

  • How does the application process work?

    The application process has 2 phases:

    Initial Application
    • Fill out application forms at apply.virtahealth.com
    • Have a phone consult with a Virta program specialist
    • Fill out a short health history, sign consents & releases
    • Have a video consult with your Virta Physician
    • Complete your medical clearance (EKG & lab work)
    • After you complete all steps of the application process and are accepted onto Virta, you can then pay your invoice, which gives you access to the app, your coach, your starter kit, and your path to better health!
  • What does it mean to “reverse” type 2 diabetes?

    Virta reverses type 2 diabetes by simultaneously bringing blood glucose (and A1c) into a non-diabetic range (below 6.5) and eliminating diabetic medications, such as insulin.

  • How does the personalized nutritional intervention work?

    We aim to get you into nutritional ketosis,—a metabolic state in which your body is primarily burning ketones, which are made from fat—instead of burning sugar, which is made from carbs. We do this by focusing on whole, real, and satisfying foods, with a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate intake. Since everyone is different, we provide personalized recommendations by regularly testing certain biomarkers (blood glucose and ketones) to determine if you are consuming an appropriate amount of fat, protein, and carbs for your specific biochemistry. Your Virta care team will be monitoring your body’s response and making suggestions to help you optimize your food choices in real-time.

  • Are there really no medications included in my treatment?

    Correct. Virta’s approach is to reverse type 2 diabetes and get you metabolically healthy while eliminating your diabetes and blood pressure medications.
  • What does my Virta physician do?

    Your Virta physician manages your medical care at the Virta Clinic, and provides:

    Metabolic health specialty services

    Your Virta physician becomes your metabolic health specialist. Note that they our physicians don’t replace your primary care provider, but they will work with them to ensure continuity of care.

    Personalized treatment plan

    Your Virta physician has regular check-ups with you to review the progress of your Virta program, which is the very individualized treatment plan they design to improve your metabolic health.

    Safety & monitoring

    Your Virta physician ensures your safety by continuously monitoring your data and reported symptoms through the app

    Medication management

    Your Virta physician manages your medications, including safely reducing or eliminating any medications you no longer need. It can be dangerous to suddenly stop taking a medication on your own, which is why the Virta physician is there to taper you off and supervise you when your dose changes or is eliminated. If you aren’t on any medications, your Virta physician will actively work to help you prevent the use of certain medications in the future.

  • What does my Virta health coach do?

    Your Virta health coach helps you succeed on a daily basis, and provides:

    Answers to your questions

    If you aren’t sure about a particular food, are looking for a substitute brand or recipe, or are interested in knowing more about the science behind something, your Virta health coach can answer your questions.

    Positive health habit formation

    Knowing what you should do is only half the battle—you might know what you should do, but struggle to do it consistently. That’s why your Virta health coach helps you figure out the best way to create and solidify positive habits, so that in the long term, you can make the right choices effortlessly.

    Support & encouragement

    Your Virta health coach is there to support your progress, celebrate your successes, and encourage you when obstacles arise.

    Feedback & accountability

    Your Virta health coach reviews the data you enter into the app daily (biomarkers, symptoms, mood, hunger, cravings, and energy), and provides near real-time feedback and troubleshooting. Knowing that someone else is watching your data and checking in with you on a regular basis keeps you accountable, and helps to keep you motivated and sticking to the program.

    Personalized, Goal-based phases

    Everyone has different needs, so your Virta health coach adjusts your path on Virta by selecting program phases that reflect your health goals (i.e. complete 7 days with fasting blood glucose under 150 mg/dL).

  • How does the Virta app work?

    Each patient has a different journey on Virta, based on their particular needs and preferences. Your Virta care team determines what that journey is, and customizes your Virta app experience accordingly. Everything you need to learn, practice, or measure will be presented to you daily when you log into the Virta app. The app includes:

    Educational content

    The app provides a step-by-step, interactive video guides to teach the science and concepts behind Virta.


    The app provides custom goals (phases) that will help you turn new learnings into long-term, sustainable habits.

    Biomarker tracking

    The app records your biomarker data over time, which your Virta health coach and physician will be monitoring on a real-time basis to ensure your safety and success


    The app has chat function through which you can communicate with your Virta health coach

    Practical resources

    The app provides access to practical resources likes food lists, recipes, how-to guides, and webinars

  • I know someone else who might benefit from Virta—how can I refer them?

    Direct them to go to apply.virtahealth.com to start the application process.

Get Started

Talk to a Virta specialist about how you can lower your HbA1c, reduce diabetes medications and lose weight.