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Type 2 diabetes reversal from Virta Health will soon be available to more Veterans.

Read on to learn more, and how to get started

Due to the success of the pilot program, the Veterans Administration (VA) and Virta Health are bringing diabetes reversal services to more Veterans through the VA’s Community Care Network. Additional Veterans should soon be able to enroll in Virta via a referral from their VA medical provider for the "Ketogenic Telehealth Service for Diabetes."

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"With the help of my health coach and the rest of the team at Virta, I know I am on the right track. My weight has gone down, along with my A1c. Most importantly, I am much better prepared to handle my own health care issues."
US Navy Veteran
Tim, Virta patient and Veteran
“I’ll never forget the moment when my Virta doctor said my A1c was down to 5.8% and I was free of diabetes. I was thanking God. It was just a joy.”
US Navy Veteran

Better health is within reach

Virta can help you reverse type 2 diabetes by changing what you eat. Our medical team and health coaches will help you every step of the way.

Feel better, live better

Lose weight and stay full

Reduce your blood sugar and A1c

Get off your diabetes medications

Our nutrition treatment plan is tailored to your lifestyle

Daily health coach support
Starter kit and supplies included
Ongoing medical monitoring

How can Virta help me?

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Reduce your blood sugar and A1c

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Get off your diabetes medications

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Lose weight and regain energy

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Get back to doing the things you love

Results you can see and feel

Backed by clinical research

Weight Loss

30 lbs
Average weight loss

A1c Reduction

Average reduction

Medication Elimination

Diabetes medications eliminated at 12 months (excluding metformin)

Hallberg SJ, McKenzie AL, Williams P, et al. Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes at One Year: An Open Label, Non-Randomized, Controlled Study. Diabetes Ther. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9

How does Virta approach nutrition?

Virta uses food as medicine. We’ll help you adapt your body to burn fat for energy, instead of sugar. This is called ketosis. Ketosis naturally lowers weight, blood sugar, and the need for diabetes medication. To get into ketosis, you’ll adjust your diet to eat more fat, eat less carbs, and get the right amount of protein for your body.
  • Whole, real foods.
    No frozen meals or replacement shakes.
  • Works for any dietary preference or allergy.
    Virta doesn’t require specific foods, so it can work for anyone. You can be vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, etc.
  • No calorie restriction or fasting.
    Eat until you feel satisfied. Stop counting calories.
  • No required exercise.
    While exercise has health benefits, it is not required on Virta.
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Patient Spotlight

Tim served in the Navy for over 20 years.

Tim was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes right after he got out of the Navy. 20 years of living with diabetes left him frustrated and depressed, as the weight and medications piled on. Nothing he tried seemed to work, leaving him tired and unable to do the things he loved.

After 3 years on Virta

  • A1c reduced from 6.5% to 5.5% (below diabetic level)
  • Eliminated 5 medications
  • Lost nearly 100 pounds and resolved fatty liver

Patient Spotlight

Preston served as a combat medic in the Army

Preston was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016. Metformin and standard dietary changes didn't make things better. Joint pain, inflammation, and low energy persisted until he found a better way with Virta.

After 9 months on Virta

  • A1c reduced from 8.9% to 5.4% (below diabetic level)
  • Avoided the need for additional medications
  • Lost over 35 pounds and regained energy

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Virta will be available to additional Veterans soon. Submit your information to be notified when and how you can get started.

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