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Purdue, Virta Health Partner With New Approach To Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Purdue University, one of the nation’s leading research universities, and Virta Health, a company founded by a world-class team of doctors and scientists, announced today a new partnership to offer its online type 2 diabetes clinic as a covered health...

/ April 14, 2017

How Virta Extends the Practices of Primary Care Clinicians

Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes now affect more than 100 million Americans and represent 20% of healthcare spend in the United States. As recent as 2010, 90% of individuals with type 2 diabetes were treated by primary care clinicians, making...

/ March 24, 2017

Virta Health Launches to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes as New Study Demonstrates Reversal Possible Without Surgery

Virta Health, a new company founded by a team of physicians, scientists, and technologists trained at Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, launches today with a bold mission to reverse type 2 diabetes—a chronic, progressive condition that affects more than 29 million...

/ March 8, 2017

The Science of Diabetes Reversal—Virta Clinical Results

Virta is built upon a foundation of solid science and excellent research. This includes the work that many scientists (some of them our founders) have published over a number of decades, and it now directs how we provide the best...

/ March 8, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed

To many in the public and the medical communities, the concept of reversing the progression of type 2 diabetes is new. Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a chronic disease with an inevitable progression toward worsening health, including heart...

/ March 8, 2017

Getting Her Life Back After Diabetes—Robin’s Story

Meet Robin. Before enrolling in the Virta Clinic, Robin had lived with type 2 diabetes for 20 years, and she was injecting herself with insulin 5 times each day. Because of her diabetes, she was not working and was living...

/ March 8, 2017

The Safety and Benefits of Low Carbohydrate Nutrition

While Virta’s approach to reversing type 2 diabetes goes well beyond a nutritional intervention, one of the critical components of our care plan is limiting carbohydrate intake to within each individual’s level of tolerance. In other words, we regard type...

/ March 8, 2017

The Supporting Science of Carbohydrate Restriction

At Virta, we apply a science- and evidence-based approach to everything we do. Our co-founders Dr. Steve Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek have a combined 60 years of research and clinical experience in the areas of metabolic disease and physiology....

/ March 8, 2017

Why Medical Supervision Matters When Reversing Diabetes

One of the surprises patients often mention after joining Virta is how quickly their metabolic health improves. As we outline in our peer-reviewed paper, 56% of our clinical trial participants had a HbA1c below the diabetic threshold of 6.5% after...

/ March 8, 2017