- Virta is expanding its suite of treatment options to include prediabetes reversal, obesity reversal, and type 2 diabetes management.
- By making this crucial expansion, Virta can scale its treatment to support the tens of millions of additional patients with prediabetes and obesity, as provide an on-ramp to reversal for those with T2D that aren’t yet ready to reverse.
Virta Health, the leader in type 2 diabetes reversal, today introduced the addition of new services including prediabetes reversal, obesity treatment, and provider-led management for type 2 diabetes. The expansion provides payers and covered beneficiaries a single, full-service virtual clinic that offers industry-leading outcomes for the most critical needs in metabolic health.
Virta’s fully-virtual, high-touch model demonstrates hope for change, and stands in stark contrast to approaches that only slow the diabetes downward spiral, as opposed to reversing it. Virta provides individualized guidance from medical providers and behavioral specialists, whenever and wherever it is needed. Patients interact with their dedicated clinical team often multiple times per day. This novel telehealth approach—called Continuous Remote Care—ensures successful adoption of Virta’s individualized medical nutrition therapies and long-lasting results.
Why It Matters
Nearly half of adults in the United States suffer from obesity, prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes. Thirty people die per hour of diabetes-related causes. The economic burden continues to grow, and people with diabetes incur nearly $17,000 in medical expenses per year. They are also at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and risk of dying from the disease is twice as high compared to those without diabetes.
Obesity and prediabetes patients will benefit from the same treatment that delivers the sustained type 2 diabetes reversal outcomes in Virta’s clinical trial and commercially-covered population. Patients receiving type 2 diabetes management will receive support from a provider-led care team, with personalized guidance and an option for a seamless transition to Virta’s reversal treatment. All patients will receive individualized care via Virta’s provider-led Continuous Remote Care platform.
Virta Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Results
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Virta’s results in type 2 diabetes reversal have fueled continued triple-digit year-over-year growth for the company while creating strong demand to bring Virta’s evidence-based approach to other metabolic conditions. In Virta’s peer-reviewed clinical trial results, 60% of people at one-year reverse type 2 diabetes, and 94% reduce insulin use or eliminate it altogether.
Additionally, patients completing one year of the Virta Treatment experience 14% weight loss. This figure exceeds the goal of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the FDA benchmark for weight loss drugs by nearly 200%.
“This expansion provides our commercial partners and patients with the transformational outcomes they’ve come to expect from Virta, but don’t receive from other solutions on the market,” said Sami Inkinen, CEO & co-founder of Virta Health. “We can now meet every patient wherever they are on their metabolic health journey, while uniquely offering a path to reversing their chronic disease.”
Source: Hit Consultant