Economics

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

Machine Learning in Healthcare

Will robots inherit the world of healthcare? Maybe. Probably, but not yet. And in the meantime, can’t we all just get along? We can more than just get along. While the field of digital health has seen a rise in...

/ September 12, 2017

How Much Money Could Your State Save with Diabetes Reversal?

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2017 — Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic of national proportions and state-level impact. Reversing type 2 diabetes—until just recently deemed chronic and progressive—stands to save lives, and to pour money back into Americans’ bank accounts...

/ September 8, 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

From Initial Success to Sustainability in Diabetes Reversal—a Snapshot of Six Month Outcomes

As we have said from day one, Virta will always be committed to an evidence-based approach to reversing type 2 diabetes. Our company launch highlighted this philosophy and showcased the promising results from our clinical trial. At 10 weeks, 91%...

/ April 18, 2017

Boilermakers, Difference Makers

This past Friday, Virta Health joined with Purdue University in announcing that Purdue is making Virta’s online diabetes clinic available to all clinically-eligible employees and dependents. Virta is a next-generation healthcare provider who has made the commitment to do something truly...

/ April 17, 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

Death, Taxes, and Diabetes Progression? One of These is Not Like the Others.

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” In today’s world, one might be tempted to add the progression of type 2 diabetes to that list. Adding diabetes to Franklin’s list would be ironic, since in his...

/ April 4, 2017

We are on a Mission to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 100 Million People

When we first met Mark, he was taking 6 diabetes medications a day, including insulin, and had an A1c of 8.3. Robin came to us having been out of work because of her diabetes. She was black and blue from...

/ March 8, 2017