Reversing Diabetes 101 with Dr. Sarah Hallberg: The Truth About Carbs, Blood Sugar and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

You may have heard a lot about type 2 diabetes – but do you know what it actually does to your body? In this video series, we’ll explore the causes of type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it. How...

/ November 28, 2017

Dawn phenomenon: what is it, what causes it, and how do you fix it?

The dawn phenomenon, sometimes referred to as the “dawn effect,” has earned its name from the recurrence of elevated blood glucose (a.k.a. sugar) around the hours of waking, roughly between 4-8 AM. This is largely caused by hormone changes, and...

/ November 27, 2017

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

Paleo vs. Keto: What’s the Difference?

People may assume all low carb diets are equal in their nutrient contents and physiological benefits. This is far from the truth, and the resulting confusion has distracted us from fully understanding how best to apply carbohydrate-restriction to improve individual...

Tips and Recipes 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

Low Carb Guide to Understanding Nutrition Labels

Have you ever looked on the back of a food package, only to find ingredients you can’t pronounce and hidden sugars you didn’t expect? For success on your path to better health through a low carbohydrate, high fat nutrition plan,...

/ November 1, 2017