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Veterans are reversing type 2 diabetes with Virta Health

25% of U.S. Veterans have type 2 diabetes. Virta is reversing the epidemic.

Veterans are affected by type 2 diabetes (T2D) at a rate that more than doubles the national average. Yet, the fear, shame, hospitalizations, and amputations caused by T2D are avoidable. Virta Health's approach to diabetes reversal and our partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are showing how.

Our treatment plan, combining individualized nutrition therapy with continuous access to Virta's medical team, is helping Veterans remove the need for expensive medications like insulin while restoring their health.


Of Veterans are seeing radical blood sugar improvement

In only three months, 98% of Veterans achieved either sub-diabetes HbA1c, or improved HbA1c from baseline. This occurred while eliminating 53% of diabetes prescriptions across the population.

Insulin reduction in first 90 days

For the Veterans taking insulin, dosages were safely reduced by 77% in the first 90 days, with many eliminating insulin use altogether.

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Our patients are redefining success

Shannon, Virta patient and Veteran
Shannon, Navy Veteran
6 months on Virta
  • Reduced HbA1c by over 3 points to 5.2%, below the diabetes threshold
  • Removed all medications (insulin, empagliflozin, alogliptin, and metformin)
  • Returned to activities prevented by having T2D
“I just can’t keep quiet about the improvements I’ve seen, even just in 6 months on Virta. And given how much support Virta offers as I maintain this lifestyle, other Veterans need to see how easily this can work for them too.”
Sheila, Navy Veteran
7 months on Virta
  • Eliminated glipizide (T2D medication)
  • Eliminated losartan (hypertension) and meloxicam (arthritis)
  • Sleeps better and has less pain
"My weight has gone down, along with my A1c. I've also eliminated a number of medications including glipizide for type 2 diabetes, along with losartan and meloxicam for other conditions. Most importantly, I am much better prepared to handle my own health care issues."
Lester, Virta patient and Veteran
Lester, Army Veteran
8 months on Virta
  • Eliminated all diabetes medications
  • Improved fasting blood sugar by 80 points in two months
  • Increased energy and decreased pain
"I feel like a reborn person. My energy levels have gone way up, my pain levels have gone down, and I am able to focus on things much better. I’ve also lost about 15 pounds, and never have any issues with hunger. I am so excited to feel this fantastic already. For the first time in a long time, I look forward to everyday living.”

Results may vary based on your clinical profile and adherence to the Virta treatment.

What Veterans are saying about Virta

”Thank you for caring about me. Past events have given the VA a bad rap. Virta shows you care and gives belief when you say “Thank you for your service”. Virta has helped me lose weight, feel better and I have a lot more energy. The Health Coach and Doctors really provide positive support and motivation. I really believe my goal is attainable.”

“I can't believe how much better I am feeling. My blood sugar and A1c are dramatically better, my mental focus has improved. Thank you for providing a wellness program that works. This is a lifestyle change for me.”

“Thank you so much for this opportunity to participate in this program. It has been life changing for me. Down 20 pounds after 1 month. Blood glucose levels are pretty much stabilized.”

“Since starting Virta my BS has been in the normal range and my energy is a lot higher than previously! I’ve only been on the program just over 2 weeks and WOW what a difference it has made thus far!! Thank you for providing this program to Veterans!!!! I wish everyone who has diabetes could be on this program!”

"Virta has given me a new lease on life. My blood sugar numbers are very very good. I'm steadily getting into the habit of preparing good meals and I feel 80% better then I did when I first started."

“You have changed my life, I can never say thanks enough.”

“I just got off the phone with my VA Dr. and she said that my A1C is at 7.3. She also said she would like to recommend Virta to all her diabetic Veterans.”

“First of all, I can't believe you have allowed me into this fantastic program! If past results hold true, I will not suffer every year with horrible leg ulcers. We have shared the gross pictures with one another. When my results are reported to you, hopefully this will become a normal part of the Veterans Administration Treatment. Therefore, Veterans after me may have the same opportunity that I currently enjoy. I promise to follow the program to the letter. Finally, words can't express how thankful I really am. I will show you by my actions. Again, thank you, thank you and thank you!!!”

“Thank you for all you are doing to help us Veterans get off our meds and live a happier healthier life.”

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.”

United States Navy Veteran

“My fasting reading this morning (137) is the lowest fasting reading I've had since my official diagnosis in 2011. Thank you!”

“I receive the perfect amount of encouragement, information and support from the entire team. Even the smallest of things are always delivered with special care from my team!”

“I am not rich, but to have this opportunity that can and will make such a huge impact in my life is priceless. All I can envision now are the added years with my loved ones in a healthy capacity. Thank you doesn’t feel adequate for the gift that has been given to me through Virta.”

“This is a well structured, physician monitored medical treatment program that values and insists on patient participation. Thank You Again!”

“I am thankful for the ability to be more in control of my life so that I may live longer and provide more for my family. I am pretty new but I have seen some big changes and others around me have noticed too. I am very grateful.”

“I am so grateful and thankful to the Veterans Administration if it was not for them I’d be living the life of diabetes but thanks to them I am seeing my way to a long healthy life without diabetes.”

“I am very grateful for the Veterans Administration's decision to work with the Virta treatment program to help Veterans like me deal with serious health problems by changing the way we interact with food. I am also very excited about all of us working together to advance this science and help people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Good on you all!”

“Thank you for providing this benefit to Veterans. I don’t think I could have participated otherwise as it would have been too cost prohibitive for me. I expect to make significant health improvements on this program that hopefully will improve the longevity and quality of my life. Thanks again.”

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

“Thank you. Virta has brought that spark once lost. Weight loss, fewer meds, life better every day. Thanks again.”

“I am so excited to be a patient of Virta Health. I am really just getting started but I just wanted to share my gratitude for the Veteran's Administration for making this possible for me at no cost”

“Having this regimented approach to fighting diabetes has made all of the difference for me. Thank you for providing this benefit to Veterans like myself. It is revolutionary and a leap forward in addressing Veteran health issues.”

“Thank you so much for covering me in this program. I’ve never been so excited for a program that has so much potential for an ultimate change to my health. I hope you will continue and extend coverage to more Veterans who could benefit from this program. God Bless You!”

“The entire team at Virta has been extremely kind and helpful- I have learned so much since starting the program- and I'm really excited about my new lifestyle changes and health benefits it brings on this journey.”

“After 20 years of diabetic meds, I no longer am on the dreaded Metformin, I have not felt this good in 20 years. Thanks VA for trying this program. It works and I urge you to expand it to the rest of my VA brothers and sisters.”

“Spending lots of money on medication and supplies, and not really finding an end to my diabetes, you get used to it, then along comes Virta, who takes you into their program, at no cost to me!!! Wait, what? Did you say no cost? 'That is just plain Awesome!!! A diet plan, coaches on stand by via text, an app that is filled with information, informative videos that can be watched over and over again. How can you not be successful? Thank you so much team!”

“Thanks for covering the cost of the Virta Treatment plan. It has been a wonderful and healing experience for me. No more diabetic medications!”

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

Curious about Virta?

If you’re a Veteran interested in Virta, please complete this form to record your interest.

Click Here