Virta Health raises $45 million in investment to expand low-carb treatment of type 2 diabetes

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Virta Health has just raised another $45 million in investment, after a highly successful one-year keto trial showing that type 2 diabetes can be reversed. The series B raise increases their total funding to more than $75 million.

This is taking the company another step closer to their ambitious mission: reversing type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025. It also shows that some very smart people in Silicon Valley – the investors include Venrock, Obvious Ventures and Founders Fund – believe in the promise of a ketogenic diet to revolutionize the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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10 comments

  1. Steve
    How can I invest too?
  2. Cookie
    I'd like to invest too!
  3. Kim
    I've lost 93 pounds following the low carb lifestyle in the last year. It definitely works.
  4. Fox
    You don't "reverse" or "cure" diabetes...you can control it... I'm sure a low carb diet will yield huge benefits for those with type 2 diabetes...but resume a "normal" diet and their symptoms will most certainly return...because they have a n insulin resistance disease....
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  5. Witch's falls
    Good luck getting people to stick to this. Won't happen.
  6. Sprout
    Actually, it's quite easy to stick to, once you detox from the carbohydrate addiction we're all suffering from, at least in America. I've lost better than 50 lbs on a medically supervised very low carb diet, and I feel great. Fat is not the enemy, and the added, sometimes hidden sugars in processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic. Try it, before you scorn it.
  7. Rob Jobe
    I’m sticking to it after being Type 2 for ten years never having AC1’s being below 10 with drugs and on the Canada Food Guide I’m now 5.7 average on Keto with no meds. Down 60 lbs too.
  8. Christine Kemp
    Low carb diet does work if you give it a chance. It's easy. My a1c is 6.8 and never felt better.i not only do this for my diabetes but all so for my over all health.
  9. Louise Scofield
    Yup, I've been low carb for 15 months. My A1C is 5 now, instead of 13.5
    It is NOT a diet, it is a lifestyle.
  10. Gentiann
    You just don't resume a "normal" diet. It's easy with keto because you don't have cravings anymore.
    If the "normal" diet is what made you sick in the first place, what the point to resume it ?

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