Virta is a medically supervised, research-backed treatment that reverses type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, meaning that patients can lower their blood sugar and A1c, all while reducing diabetes medications. Virta also offers a safe way to lose weight and keep it off.

Truist covers the full cost of the Virta program for all teammates and dependents with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or those with a BMI of 27 or greater. Virta is available to those who are enrolled in a Truist health plan through Aetna.

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How Virta works

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.

What you get:

  • Virtual medical care from a physician-led team 
  • Unlimited one-on-one health coaching
  • Supplies like a scale, meter, and testing strips, delivered right to your door
  • Practical resources like recipes, food lists, and meal plans
  • Access to a private online patient community


Virta is available to Truist teammates, spouses/domestic partners, and dependents between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in a Truist health plan through Aetna. Eligible participants need to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or have a BMI of 27 or greater. Teammates with some specific, serious medical conditions may not be eligible Virta.