Patient Voice

My Experience Reversing my Diabetes on Virta

While on vacation last April, I saw an article in the New York Times about Virta. I loved that the Virta treatment provides a personal coach because I needed to be accountable to somebody on a daily basis. I knew...

/ February 16, 2018

Scott lost over 40 pounds and was able to fit in a rollercoaster seat after 3 months on Virta

Picture this: It’s a highlight of your family summer, a day at the amusement park, and your kids are excited to ride the rollercoaster with you. You make your way down to the seats built for larger people, squeeze yourself...

/ January 10, 2018

Lori: From chair-bound and considering bariatric surgery to shooting hoops

Growing up, Lori Redding was an athlete. Then with pregnancy, 26 years ago, came weight gain—up to 283 pounds. When she started Virta on May 2, 2017, Lori weighed 300 pounds. She had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005....

/ December 18, 2017

Jane Ann Avoided Insulin and Got Rid of Her Seatbelt Extender with Virta

For Jane Ann, the opportunity to participate in the Virta Clinic came at just the right time. For 15 years her health had gone downhill while her weight crept upward. Her physician urged her to start taking insulin and other...

/ December 15, 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

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

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

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