Economics

The Economic Benefits of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal

Last week was a big week for us at Virta, and more importantly, for the nearly 30 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States. We announced the publication of our 1-year clinical trial results, and for...

/ February 8, 2018

One Year Clinical Trial Outcomes Provide Evidence for Changing the Way We Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Every day in the U.S., more than 3,800 adults see their physician and learn that they have a new diagnosis — type 2 diabetes.1 Living with type 2 diabetes can be a burden for many, as it’s often associated with reduced...

/ February 7, 2018

With Sustained Type 2 Diabetes Reversal, Management is Becoming a Thing of the Past

We started Virta with the mission to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025. In early 2017 we published groundbreaking results from our clinical trial that showed we can systematically reverse type 2 diabetes in just 10...

/ February 7, 2018

Virta Health’s Treatment for Sustained Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Provides New Hope for Chronic Disease Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, California – February 7, 2018: Virta Health, the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery, today announced the peer-reviewed...

/ February 7, 2018

Why Continuous Remote Telemedicine is the Future of Medicine

In 2035, doctors will still be diagnosing and treating patients. The way they do it will have changed dramatically, and the impact a single physician can have would astound our mentors and forebears. The future of medicine is digital.

/ January 29, 2018

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