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Program: Virta Diabetes, Prediabetes and Obesity Program

Reverse type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity with Virta!

Virta is a medically supervised, research-backed treatment that reverses type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity, meaning that patients can lower their blood sugar and A1c, all while reducing diabetes medications and losing weight. 

Pima County is fully covering the cost of Virta, valued at over $3,000, for all medical benefits-enrolled employees, spouses, domestic partners, and adult dependents with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or obesity (BMI = 30 and above).

Who can participate? Virta is available to Pima County employees, spouses, domestic partners, and adult dependents between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in a Pima County health plan through Aetna. This benefit is currently being offered to those with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or obesity (BMI = 30 and above). There are some serious medical conditions that would exclude patients from the Virta treatment. Start the application process now to find out if you qualify.

How Does It Work? Virta uses nutritional ketosis to naturally lower blood sugar and turn the body into a fat-burning machine. There is NO surgery, required exercise, or calorie counting on Virta. 

With Virta’s personalized treatment plan, each patient gets medical supervision from a physician-led care team, a one-on-one health coach, diabetes testing supplies, educational tools like videos and recipes, and a private online support community. 

Virta provides around-the-clock monitoring and care—there are no waiting rooms and no lines. With an easy-to-use mobile and desktop app, Virta can be done from anywhere. 

How to get started:

Get started on a life free from diabetes:

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The Virta treatment includes:

  • Medical Supervision: a metabolic health specialist (doctor, nurse, PA) who provides continuous medical supervision, check-ups, and safe medication reductions
  • Personal, 1-on-1 Health Coach: a nutrition and behavior expert who answers questions and helps you form better habits
  • Tools for Biomarker Feedback: supplies needed to measure blood glucose, ketones, weight, and more, which helps Virta personalize your treatment
  • Mobile and Desktop App: an easy-to-use mobile and desktop app for immediate access to care
  • On-Demand Resources: a structured online curriculum of videos and games, a library of guides, recipes, and food options for any dietary preference
  • Private Virta Community: a positive, moderated environment where you can connect with other Virta patients to find support and share tips


  • How Virta Works - Overview of the science behind Virta, an explanation of type 2 diabetes, and how Virta’s reversal treatment works (6 min)
  • How Virta Works - (1 min)
  • A Day in the Life - Narrated by Virta’s Head of Clinical Education, see what patients experience as they go about a typical day while on the Virta treatment (10 min)
  • Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Virta Health - See what our patients say about the results that they have achieved in reversing type 2 diabetes through Virta (2 min)

Flyers and Handouts

Virta Flyer - Ditch the Meds
Virta Flyer - Food
Virta Handout - Food

Helpful Links

Type 2 diabetes is not your fault, and it can be reversed! This TED Talk by our Medical Director Dr. Sarah Hallberg is always a great option for those who want to dive a little deeper into the science behind Virta’s treatment.
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