SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2018--Virta Health, the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D) and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery, today announced new commercial partnerships with Tippecanoe County Government, Indiana and the City of Lafayette, Indiana. The two alliances expand Virta Health’s presence in the region and provide access to the Virta Treatment as a fully-covered healthcare benefit to employees of Tippecanoe County Government and the City of Lafayette Government.“The Virta Treatment has been revolutionary for our employees living with type 2 diabetes,” said Tony Roswarski, mayor of the City of Lafayette. “Virta’s ability to reverse, not manage, type 2 diabetes aligns with the innovative approach we take to improve the health of our employees. Furthermore, we anticipate the economic savings to be substantial and a huge win for the … [Read more...] about Virta Health Aiming to Eradicate Type 2 Diabetes in Indiana With Announcement of New Commercial Partnerships
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2018--Virta Health, the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D) and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery, today announced the publication of new peer-reviewed research in on the cardiovascular benefits of the Virta Treatment. For trial participants living with T2D, the Virta Treatment demonstrated statistically significant improvements in 22 of 26 markers of cardiovascular disease risk, including blood pressure, while reducing dependence on blood pressure medications. In contrast, those following their usual T2D care experienced no significant improvement in any of the same 26 parameters.Cardiovascular disease, a common T2D comorbidity, affects more than 1 in 3 adults (92.1 million) in the U.S. and costs the nation over $316 billion. Beyond the improvements in blood pressure, the Virta Treatment produced an 11.9% improvement in the 10-year … [Read more...] about Virta Health Changing Status Quo in Chronic Disease Care With Strong Cardiovascular Outcomes From Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Study
U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 05, 8:35 PM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury National By Lara Rebello On 02/24/18 AT 6:00 AM Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. According to statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one in every 10 adults over the age of 20, suffer from this condition.T2D was previously considered a disease occurring in older people, but the past decades have seen a growing number of patients among young adults, adolescents and even children. A new study conducted by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia has now identified a correlation between early-onset diabetes and mortality due to heart disease and stroke.The research, published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study … [Read more...] about Younger Type 2 Diabetes Patients More At Risk Of Heart Disease, Stroke
The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber diet study led by a Rutgers University–New Brunswick professor. Promotion of a select group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss and better lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes, according to research published today in Science. The study, underway for six years, provides evidence that eating more of the right dietary fibers may rebalance the gut microbiota, or the ecosystem of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract that help digest food and are important for overall human health. “Our study lays the foundation and opens the possibility that fibers targeting this group of gut bacteria could eventually become a major part of your diet and your treatment,” said Liping Zhao, the study’s lead author and a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of … [Read more...] about Fiber-Fermenting Bacteria Improve Health of Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Researchers have split type 2 diabetes into five sub-diseases, in an effort to help tailor and target early treatment for patients. This marks the first step toward precision medicine for the metabolic disorder, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. Most diagnosed cases of diabetes (75 percent to 85 percent) are type 2, typically occurring later in life (hence its “adult-onset” title)—when the body stops producing enough insulin to meet the increased demands of weight gain. But while scientists are aware that the condition is highly variable, little has been done to adapt medical care for individuals. “Evidence suggests that early treatment for diabetes is crucial to prevent life-shortening complications,” lead study author Leif Groop, a researcher at the Lund University Diabetes Center in Sweden, said in a statement. “More accurately diagnosing diabetes could give us valuable insights into how it … [Read more...] about Is Type 2 Diabetes Actually Five Separate Diseases?