VA, Virta Health Form Diabetes Treatment Partnership

Jeff Brody

The Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming with Virta Health, a San Francisco-based healthcare company, to manage the condition of patients and offer non-invasive treatments with type 2 diabetes. The partnership will allow 400 veterans to join the Virta Treatment program, to assist patients in maintaining glycemic control without the need for medicines, VA said Monday. The agency added that the treatment will be provided for free at a span of 12 months.

“Many Veterans have type 2 diabetes, and it is strongly linked to obesity, so we are excited to explore Virta Health’s approach to tackling this debilitating and costly condition," said Robert Wilkie, secretary at VA and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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