Scott, Virta patient, sitting in an academic auditorium

Purdue employee Scott lost 40 pounds and beat his diabetes on Virta

Virta treats type 2 diabetes.

Patients lose weight, eliminate diabetes medications, and reduce their A1c. Our real-world results, backed by research from our 5-year clinical trial, are proven time and time again among thousands of patients.
Medication Reduction
Diabetes-specific medications eliminated across population at one year
HbA1c Reduction
HbA1c improvement at one year, which occurred simultaneously with prescription elimination
Weight Loss
Average weight loss at one year—more than 2x the threshold 
for what is considered clinically significant
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
Results may vary based on your clinical profile and adherence to the Virta treatment.

Purdue is fully covering the cost of Virta for eligible employees and dependents with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.*

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Not sure if Virta is right for you? Get more information here.

Patient Spotlight

Scott is a Computer Technician at Purdue (West Lafayette).

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

  • A1c reduced from 7.1% to 5.9% (below diabetic level)
  • Avoided the use of medications like insulin
  • Lost 40 lbs and has improved sleep

How can Virta help me?

Reduce your blood sugar and A1c

Eliminate costly diabetes medications

Lose weight and regain energy

Get back to doing the things you love

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's covered on Virta?

Continuous medical supervision

Your Virta Provider is your new metabolic health specialist, and will coordinate as needed with your primary care provider.

Unlike traditional healthcare, where patients only check in with their provider a couple of times a year, our team of board-certified providers provide around-the-clock monitoring and care. This allows us to safely adjust your medications and care plan in real time.

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Personalized dietary guidance and health coaching

Your Virta Health Coach is your on-demand nutritionist, accountability partner, and cheerleader all in one! Whether you need help jumpstarting stalled weight loss, understanding your protein requirements, or just need a bit more encouragement, they are there to guide you to success.

Unlike traditional coaching services, where you only see your coach once a week or month, your Virta Health Coach is always just a message away!

All the supplies you need

Virta provides you with everything you need to track your progress, including a bodyweight scale that uploads data to our app automatically, a blood pressure cuff for some patients, and a meter with glucose and ketone strips, lancets, and swabs.

Unlike other interventions, the cost of your starter kit and refill supplies needed for Virta is fully included in the price.

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Biomarker tracking and curated resources

Virta puts a clinic in your pocket, accessible to you when you need it most–no waiting rooms and no lines.

Our app collects your biomarker data, like blood glucose, blood ketones, weight, and blood pressure to help your care team adjust the Virta Treatment around your individual biochemistry.

Through a series of videos and games, you'll learn how to make the necessary dietary changes sustainable and enjoyable. The app also provides access to a curated library of recipes, guides, and meal plans fit for any dietary preference.

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Private patient community

Membership to Virta's private patient community is included, but participation is optional. Those that choose to join can connect with other Virta patients to find support and share tips in a positive, moderated environment.

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Have Questions?

Join a webinar or come to a live event hosted by Virta medical providers 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.

Want answers now? Email

Food As Medicine: Nutrition's Role in Reversing Chronic Diseases

Thursday, July 23, 2020
10 am PT

Food As Medicine: Nutrition's Role in Reversing Chronic Diseases

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
10 am PT

Food As Medicine: Nutrition's Role in Reversing Chronic Diseases

Thursday, September 24, 2020
10 am PT

How does Virta approach nutritional ketosis?

While there are many ways to achieve ketosis, Virta uses its own, proprietary, clinically-tested high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate protocol.
  • Focus on real, whole foods
    Virta does not sell frozen meals or replacement shakes
  • Make your own ketones
    No exogenous ketones or MCT supplements are required
  • No calorie restriction or fasting
    Eat until you feel satisfied—no calorie counting necessary
  • No required exercise
    While exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, it is not required to achieve nutritional ketosis
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Doctors love working with Virta

Primary care providers 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

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The blood work 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. In the unlikely event an EKG is required for enrollment, it will also go through your health insurance plan, and may involve an out-of-pocket copay or expense for you.

As a Purdue-covered patient, you are required to get follow up labs annually on your Virta anniversary. If you decide not to get follow up labs, the treatment will no longer be covered by Purdue, which could mean out of pocket costs for you and additional fees if you wish to continue treatment into the following year.