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Virta has partnered with the Veterans Health Administration to offer free diabetes reversal treatment for the first 400 eligible* Veterans to enroll.

As of October 23rd, 2019, we have exceeded 400 enrollments and therefore are not enrolling additional Veterans at this time. We are actively working with the Veterans Health Administration to evaluate the results of the pilot in order to determine future opportunities for Veterans to enroll in Virta.

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Jake, Virta patient and Veteran
“I want other Veterans to know that Virta is well worth it. I am healthier in the last 6 weeks than I have been in years, and it hasn’t cost me a DIME.”
US Army Veteran
Tim, Virta patient and Veteran
“I’ll never forget the moment when my Virta doctor said my A1c was down to 5.8% and I was free of diabetes. I was thanking God. It was just a joy.”
US Navy Veteran

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

Virta can reverse type 2 diabetes.

Patients can 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, including insulin, eliminated across population at 10 weeks

HbA1c Reduction

HbA1c improvement at 10 weeks, which occurred simultaneously with prescription elimination

Weight Loss

Average weight loss at 10 weeks
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.

How Virta Works

Virta's unique treatment can help bring blood sugar down to normal levels, without medication or surgery.

“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.“

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.

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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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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Patient Spotlight

Tim served in the Navy for over 20 years.

Tim was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes right after he got out of the Navy. 20 years of living with diabetes left him frustrated and depressed, as the weight and medications piled on. Nothing he tried seemed to work, leaving him tired and unable to do the things he loved.

After 3 years on Virta

  • A1c reduced from 6.5% to 5.5% (below diabetic level)
  • Eliminated 5 medications
  • Lost nearly 100 pounds and resolved fatty liver

Patient Spotlight

Preston served as a combat medic in the Army

Preston was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016. Metformin and standard dietary changes didn't make things better. Joint pain, inflammation, and low energy persisted until he found a better way with Virta.

After 9 months on Virta

  • A1c reduced from 8.9% to 5.4% (below diabetic level)
  • Avoided the need for additional medications
  • Lost over 35 pounds and regained energy

Schedule a free consultation

Learn how our personalized treatment plan can help you reverse your diabetes safely and sustainably.

Check Eligibility


Virta is available to a limited number of eligible veterans between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in a health plan through the Veterans Health Administration. To be eligible, a patient must be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and prescribed at least one anti-diabetic medication other than metformin. There are some serious medical conditions that would exclude patients from the Virta treatment. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify.