The Benefit Funds Offer Virta to Help Members Potentially Reverse Their Type 2 Diabetes
In April, the Benefit Funds launched access to Virta, a program with a medically based approach to reduce A1C levels and potentially even reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery. Virta will be offered at no cost to eligible 1199SEIU members and their dependents who have A1C levels of seven or higher. The program includes a Virta app to log health data and symptoms, which Virta clinicians can then access to recommend treatment and any necessary adjustments in collaboration with members’ providers. It also features individualized nutrition therapy with carbohydrate restriction; health coaches; and tools to measure blood glucose, ketones and weight. Please encourage your eligible patients to create an account at www.VirtaHealth.com/join/1199 or to email [email protected] for more information.