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Larry dumped his insulin pump after one week on Virta

Ten years of insulin shots and the highest-dose pump available — all in the past with Purdue’s covered benefit, Virta. Larry, before Virta and several months after starting Larry, a Purdue Utilities Support Services Manager, had been wearing an insulin...

/ November 20, 2017

Kristen reversed her diabetes and ditched her seatbelt extender on Virta

For Kristen, a 32-year Nielsen employee and a 6-month Virta veteran, the satisfaction lies in the many small victories. Yes, she’s lost 32 pounds, decreased her blood glucose from 142 to 114, and reduced her A1c from 7.7 to 5.7....

/ November 20, 2017

3 Tips for a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of friendship, family and feasting. Every year, Americans sit down with their loved ones to share a meal of family favorites, but this feast can trigger physical discomfort as well as feelings of guilt and shame....

/ November 8, 2017

76% of People with Type 2 Diabetes Feel Shame Around Their Diagnosis. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Over half (52%) of the adult population in the US is suffering from type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and a new Virta survey shows that a staggering 76% of people with type 2 diabetes experience shame around their diagnosis. This National...

/ November 8, 2017

The Twenty Minute VC—An Interview with Sami Inkinen

One of the more interesting parts of working at Virta is that it requires unconventional thinking. Reversing a global health issue deemed chronic and irreversible like type 2 diabetes simply demands it. In this episode of The Twenty Minute VC,...

/ October 23, 2017

Former CMS Head Dr. Don Berwick Joins Virta Health Board of Directors

Virta Health, an online specialty medical clinic that reverses type 2 diabetes safely and sustainably, announced today that former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Dr. Don Berwick is joining its Board of Directors. Drawing on decades of research,...

/ August 3, 2017

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

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