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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

National Spending on Privately Insured People with Diabetes Continues to Climb

Nearly every day we see reminders of the magnitude of the type 2 diabetes epidemic both in the United States and abroad. A recent Healthcaredive article provided a sobering overview of how devastating type 2 diabetes has become for both...

/ June 7, 2017

Eliminating Insulin and Saving Money–Willie’s Story

Eliminating all insulin. Saving $7200 per year. Losing 71 pounds. That’s only part of the story for Virta Clinic patient Willie. After suffering from type 2 diabetes for 6 years and injecting himself with 72 units of insulin per day,...

/ May 4, 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

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