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, published in the peer-reviewed JMIR, 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.

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

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.

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.