A Virta tattoo? Why Anne got Virta’s logo tattooed on her arm

If your A1c is high, it is not recommended to get a tattoo, or even some medical procedures, due to the high risk of infection, kidney problems, and heart problems. Virta helped Anne drop her A1c nearly 4 points, so after 2 years on Virta she wanted to do something special. Anne said that she got a tattoo of the Virta logo with a Buddhist symbol for inner peace inside as a tribute to “an organization and health philosophy that changed my life”.

“Undoubtedly, Virta has saved and changed my life in multiple capacities.” - Anne

Read Anne’s full story here.

Before Virta, Anne was taking multiple diabetes medications, but her health still kept getting worse. Her doctor told her that she was likely to die from a heart attack because of her high A1c and weight, and that she would need to start taking insulin and statins. When Anne asked if there was another option that didn’t involve taking more medications, her doctor recommended Virta.

Anne had tried it all before - Weight Watchers, Atkins, starving herself - but Virta was different. Virta empowered Anne and taught her how to treat her diabetes. After 2 years, Anne has lowered her A1c nearly 4 points, got off all of her diabetes-specific medications, and finally developed a healthy relationship with food.

“I know I can sustain this for the rest of my life because I feel so much better, both physically and mentally.” -Anne

Find out what your life could be like on Virta!

Purdue is fully covering the cost of Virta for eligible employees and dependents with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.*

You can learn more and apply here: www.virtahealth.com/purdue

Please reach out to support@virtahealth.com if you have any questions.

*Virta is available to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Spouses/adult dependents covered on a Purdue health plan are also eligible. This benefit is currently being offered to patients from 18 to 69 with type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetic patients with a BMI ≥ 35. There are some serious medical conditions that would exclude patients from Virta. Schedule a call to find out if you qualify.

Your health information is protected and is 100 percent confidential. Virta will never share your health information with your employer or third parties other than your physician.