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Mastering Blood Sugar

Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Sarah Hallberg, medical director for Virta Health, discusses research that suggests a reversal of type 2 diabetes in some patients is possible. Virta Health offers a new model for diabetes care that combines real-time remote medical attention and personalized nutritional therapy to create a sustainable lifestyle change in patients. This model of care goes beyond diabetes management care and can sustainably reverse diabetic conditions. For more conversations about reversing diabetes visit

In this episode you will learn about:

  • A reversal of diabetes is possible.
  • Metabolic conditions need a continuity of care that our current healthcare system cannot provide. Virta Health offers sustainable diabetes reversal through its remote care model.
  • Diabetes reversal must include a low carbohydrate approach or a calorie-restricted diet.

Virta Health provides patients with personalized and real-time coaching to implement a more sustainable lifestyle change in patients.

Key Takeaways:

[00:54] Our healthcare system is ill-equipped to handle chronic health conditions. Virta Health is transforming that system to provide a continuity of care for patients.

[11:11] What are the practices of a diabetes reversal program?

[16:45] Are plant-based diets effective for disease reversal?

[20:03] Explain the benefits of nutritional ketosis.

[26:55] How do you help people figure out their optimum food intake to burn their body fat?

[28:32] How do your coaches help people be more successful in disease reversal?

[32:09] Is it possible to shift the global crisis of metabolic health?

[34:29] Is there a thought or an idea that best summarizes your work? What book changed your life? What advice would you give to someone who was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

Mentioned in this Episode:

Virta Health website

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines (Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s TED Talk)

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

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