June 18, 2021
Business News

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s Partnership with Virta Health Shows Unprecedented Progress In Reversing the Community’s Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic

SAN FRANCISCO–()–Today, Virta Health, the type 2 diabetes reversal leader, announced one-year patient outcomes from its multi-year partnership with Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, with promising results in A1c reduction, weight loss, and insulin de-prescription. Notably, at one year of the Virta Treatment, Pequot patients reduced their insulin prescriptions by 78%. These outcomes also drove significant cost savings—at two years, the tribe’s spend on diabetes-specific medications decreased by 72%.

Native Americans suffer from the highest rates of type 2 diabetes (T2D) of any ethnic group in the country. According to the CDC, almost 15% of Native American adults have been diagnosed with T2D—double the…

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