The Virta Treatment is the first clinically-proven approach to reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery.
The Virta Treatment is designed to improve metabolic health by treating insulin resistance, and can reverse metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Everything you need to learn, practice, or measure will be presented to you daily through a custom online experience, which can be accessed through a desktop or mobile app:
Virta is focused on helping you achieve better metabolic health. Many patients are able to reduce and even eliminate their diabetes medications.
Your Virta medical provider will communicate any diabetes medication dose changes to your pharmacy of choice.
Your Virta medical provider manages your medical care at the Virta Clinic, and provides the following:
Medication Management: Your Virta medical provider manages your diabetes medications, including safely reducing or eliminating any medications you no longer need
You will have a telemedicine appointment with your Virta medical provider as part of the enrollment process, and then they will monitor your progress on Virta through the app. You will have annual check-ups with them, and they will schedule additional follow-ups as needed.
Your Virta health coach helps you succeed, and provides the following:
The Virta Treatment focuses on helping patients get into nutritional ketosis, which is a metabolic state in which your body is primarily burning fat for energy, instead of burning the sugar from carbs. When you are burning fat efficiently, your body will also begin to produce molecules called ketones, which can act as both fuel and like endogenous hormones. Virta focuses on inducing nutritional ketosis using whole, real foods and a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate intake. Since everyone is different, the Virta care team provides personalized recommendations based on your biomarker data (e.g. blood glucose and ketones) to determine if you are consuming an appropriate amount of fat, protein, and carbs for your specific biochemistry.
This private, moderated online forum is a space where patients share wins, recipes, and tips, look for support when challenges arise, and form relationships with their peers. You can leave the community at any time, and participation is completely optional.
The Virta perspective on intermittent fasting is that is not necessary to achieve metabolic health. The Virta Treatment does not expect patients to count or restrict calories.
Exercise is not required for success on Virta. We encourage you to choose whatever level of physical activity you desire.
Yes! Because our treatment is accessed digitally, as long as you have internet access, you'll have access to all of our resources and your dedicated Health Coach. We can also provide recommendations and meal ideas as you navigate airports, restaurants, room service, and much more.
Absolutely! The Virta Treatment is diet-agnostic. We personalize the treatment to your individual dietary needs and cultural tastes — ketosis can be achieved from a variety of different high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate plans.
No referral is required for Virta—just go to www.virtahealth.com/apply to start your application.
Direct them to www.virtahealth.com/apply where they can start their application.
Virta's enrollment process has 5 steps:
There is no fee to apply—the treatment cost for Virta is not paid until after the entire enrollment process is complete and you are ready to start treatment! For patients who are covered through their employer-sponsored health plans, there is no treatment cost.
If your medical provider or provider has any questions about Virta's approach, we can put them in contact with your Virta medical provider.
To receive treatment from Virta, a patient must:
While Virta can be accessed through a smartphone, tablet or computer, at least a smartphone is required to provide continuous access to your treatment and care team. In addition, safety features on the Virta app require the ability for push notifications. For your safety, a smartphone is required to allow for the proper delivery of safety announcements.
The Virta Treatment is currently only available in the United States. If you live in another country, please still reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our waitlist!
Virta's corporate headquarters are in California, but our treatment is designed to be accessed digitally through the Virta app, so that patients can receive treatment anywhere. Our patients communicate with their Virta medical provider and health coach via telehealth appointments, phone calls, and text message.
Based on household size and income as determined by an applicant's tax return from the prior year, a patient may be eligible for up to a 60% discount off the annual cost of Virta. At this time, there is no monthly payment option for PAP.
At this time, we are not currently looking for additional participants for our trial. There is a chance that Virta may recruit for another trial in the future, but there is no current, active recruitment.