“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 Navy 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.”

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

What kind of results can I expect on Virta?

Our peer-reviewed, published research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes reversal can happen fast—and our results last.

Decrease Medications


of insulin users reduced or
eliminated usage after 10 weeks

Reverse Diabetes


of patients reversed their
type 2 diabetes after 1 year*

Lower A1c


Average HbA1c reduction
after 10 weeks

Weight loss without low-calorie diets or surgery

Our patients quickly lose clinically significant amounts of weight, and are able to sustain or improve upon their initial losses. After 1 year, patients achieved an average weight loss of 30lbs.

*Note that % reversal is defined as the % of patients with HbA1c less than 6.5% who are taking no glycemic control medications or only metformin.

1. 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

2. McKenzie AL, Hallberg SJ, Creighton BC, et al. 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 DOI:10.2196/diabetes.6981

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.

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.

Private patient community

Membership to Virta's private patient community is included in the price, 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.

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

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

Down from 6.5% to 5.5% (below diabetic level).

Medication result

Off 5 medications.

Lost Weight

Dropped nearly 100 pounds and resolved fatty liver.


Preston served as a combat medic in the Army.

Preston was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016. He tried the standard dietary recommendations and metformin, but they didn't seem to make things better. He struggled with joint pain and inflammation, as well as low energy levels. His doctor wanted him to add additional medications for cholesterol and blood pressure.

After 9 months on Virta

A1c Reduced

Down from 8.9% to 5.4% (below diabetic level).

Medication Results

Avoided additional medications.

Lost Weight

Dropped 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.

Learn More


Virta is available to a limited number of eligible veterans between the ages of 18 and 69 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.