Patient Spotlight

Scott is a Computer Technician at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. Before starting Virta, he had just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, had gained weight, and was feeling tired and fatigued all the time. He was afraid that if he didn't make a change, he wouldn't live that long.

After 10 Weeks on Virta
  • Avoided the use of diabetes medications like insulin
  • A1c reduced from 7.1 to 5.9 (below diabetic level)
  • Lost 40 pounds and has improved sleep and energy


Clinically Proven,
Published Results.

Virta’s landmark clinical trial shows scientific evidence that our approach works in the majority of patients. In as little as 10 weeks, most patients improve blood sugar control while reducing or eliminating diabetes medications, lose weight, and lower their triglycerides. After 1 year, results have improved and patients have maintained their success.

  • 94%
    of insulin users reduced
    or eliminated usage 
  • 1.3%
    average reduction
    in HbA1c 
  • 12%
    average weight loss
    (30 lbs) 
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

How Virta Works

Tired of just managing your diabetes? Virta's unique treatment can help bring blood sugar down to normal levels, without medication or surgery.

What does the Virta Treatment include?

Physician Supervision

A metabolic health specialist provides continuous medical supervision, check-ups, and safe medication reductions.

Personal Health Coach

A nutrition and behavior expert answers your questions, helps you form habits, and keeps you accountable.

Individualized Treatment Plan

Measuring blood glucose, ketones, weight, and more helps us personalize the Virta Treatment to your individual biochemistry.

A Clinic in Your Pocket

Our easy-to-use mobile and desktop app provides immediate access to care—no waiting rooms and no lines.

On-demand Resources

Learn the basics from a structured online curriculum, and access a library of recipes, guides, and meal plans for any dietary preference.

Private Virta Community

Connect with other Virta patients to find support and share tips in a positive, moderated environment.

No Calorie Counting

Patients love what they get to eat on Virta.

Virta patient uses app

Here's Why

Patients Love Virta

Patients love how Virta makes them feel. Outside of blood sugar control, weight loss, and less medication, patients also report increases in energy, improved sleep, and the freedom to get what they want out of life.

Reversed diabetes and lost 100 lbs on Virta
Reversed her type 2 diabetes and is off her insulin
Saved $2000 per month and avoided insulin pump

Here's Why

PCPs Love Working With Virta

Primary care physicians communicate regularly with Virta to ensure continuity of care and long term success.

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

Join a webinar or come to a live event hosted by Virta physicians and health coaches to learn more about the treatment and get your questions answered. Attendance is limited, so sign up now to secure your spot.

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Get Started

Virta is available to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Spouses/adult dependents covered on a Purdue health plan are also eligible. This benefit is currently being offered to patients from 18 to 69 with type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetic patients with a BMI ≥ 35. There are some serious medical conditions that would exclude patients from Virta. Schedule a call to find out if you qualify.

* The blood work and EKG tests required for enrollment into Virta should be run through your health insurance plan, and may involve an out-of-pocket copay or expense for you.