Update from Virta: An EWTF MVP (Most Valuable Partner, that is!)

Is Virta a diabetes-management plan? Is Virta a weight-loss plan? Well, yes and yes. Virta has really evolved into a lifestyle plan to achieve better health through diabetes management and weight loss, with the goal of eliminating the need for prescription drugs such as insulin and the newly popular GL1 drugs like Ozempic, Munjaro, and Wegovy. Surely, you’ve seen their ads on TV.

Virta is an EWTF benefit available at no additional cost to all of our participants. The program relies on lifestyle and diet changes, not drugs, to help participants lose weight and control their diabetes, if they have it. Until recently, to participate with Virta, patients needed to have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, but Virta recently lowered its BMI threshold for participation in its program to 25, which will be inclusive of even more of our EWTF participants. BMI is a calculation of body fat based on height and weight. A BMI of 25.0 – 29.9 is high and falls in the overweight range, while a BMI of 30 or higher falls in the obese range.

If you are overweight and want to make a change, give Virta a try. You have nothing to lose….except unwanted pounds and reliance on prescription medications, of course!


Like our EWTF portal, Virta offers a private portal for members to enhance their experience with the program. Through the Virta portal, participants can connect with other participants for support and take part in online discussions. The portal also affords participants access to educational resources, meal plans, videos and more. Of course, you can also keep track of your own personal success on the portal as well. If you are a Virta participant, visit the portal for the full Virta experience.