Virta Health wants to revolutionize the way we treat diabetes. Instead of ‘managing’ diabetes, they want to cure and reverse it using low-carb and high-tech. For decades, medicine has taught a management strategy of diabetes, rather than a cure-based approach, so this company is certainly disrupting the way we approach this costly chronic disease. Considering diabetes costs the United States $176 billion per year, any success they have will have a dramatic impact, not just on the health of the individual, but on society as a whole. Today, I am joined by Dr. Jeff Stanley, an internal medicine trained MD who works for Virta Health helping patients adopt a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet, and helping them safely treat their diabetes with low-carb and high-tech. With their proprietary technology, they are keeping their patients engaged on a regular basis and helping them improve their lifestyles, not just in the short-term, but but for the long-term to help cure their diabetes. Virta Health has published a 10-week trial with impressive results, and they have a 6- and 12-month data as well that we will hopefully learn more about. In this episode, you will hear all about how Virta works, you will learn some specifics about implementing a ketogenic diet, some of the benefits and pitfall of ketosis, the importance of individualize care, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode, and as always, we welcome your feedback. Thanks for listening!
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