14.5% of Indigenous Americans have diagnosed diabetes, higher than any other group¹
Adults living below the poverty line have 2x risk of diabetes-related mortality²
People with diabetes experience higher rates of food insecurity³
4 out of 5 people on insulin report struggling to pay for it⁴
Black Americans are about 50% more likely to have diabetes than non-hispanic whites people⁵
Nearly 40% of Hispanic or Latino Americans with diabetes have not been formally diagnosed⁵
Former Virta Member
Elizabeth, Chickasaw Nation
"I’m a Native American, and diabetes is rampant in our community. We are constantly seeing the horrors of diabetes, including progressive sickness, blindness, kidney issues, amputations, and sometimes even death. It’s important to me to convey the hope for a healthier life that Virta has brought me to other Native Americans so that they can experience this lifestyle change like I did."
Virta's health equity outcomes
What we're doing next
We’re learning from patients by forming diversity focus groups to better understand disparities, and building strong connections with community leaders.
We’ll continue to identify new areas for product user experience improvement to better serve diverse patient groups. We're also seeking opportunities to increase access in public programs, where more patients may receive coverage.
As we make changes, we’ll continue to analyze and share data on how we’re serving diverse communities.