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After suffering from type 2 diabetes for 6 years and injecting himself with 72 units of insulin per day, Willie joined Virta and was able to:

  • Reduce his A1c from 11.5 to 5.1, putting him below the A1c level for a diabetes diagnosis
  • Eliminate his insulin (from 72 units a day to 0) and save $600/month
  • Lose 71 pounds
  • Regain his energy
  • Improve his sleep

“They say [Virta] is a program to get you off of medications, and when you’re spending $600 a month on medications, you know, what else can I say?” says Willie. “I was over 300 pounds. Now I’m down to 243. Six months ago I was doing 72 units of insulin a day. Now I’m doing none.”

Many Virta participants have the kind of success that Willie had. The average Virta participant experiences weight loss, diminished cravings and hunger, improved blood sugar control, improved energy levels and sleep quality, and reductions or eliminations of some medications. In the clinical trials, participants have seen:

  • 12% average weight loss after 6 months1
  • Average A1c reduction of 1.0 after 10 weeks2
  • Reduction or elimination of insulin in 87% of participants after 10 weeks2

Meet more Virta patients like Willie.


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    1. Virta Health

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    Christina Millette September 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Why is for the cost so much money?


    1. Virta Health

      Thank you for your question! Could you clarify what you mean? Are you wondering about the cost of the treatment or Willie’s medications?


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