There really are no downsides to diabetes reversal. Since there is no cure to diabetes, diabetes reversal really is the next best thing. Successful reversal patients are healthier, happier, more productive, live longer lives, and they avoid the major diabetes complications like blindness, amputation, neuropathy, kidney disease, heart disease & stroke.
However, diabetes reversal does require patients to stick to eating foods that will not significantly raise their blood sugar. Otherwise, their A1C will go back over 6.0 and they will be considered clinically diabetic again.
Some diabetes patients may find the transition from taking medications to “manage” their diabetes to reversing their diabetes to be challenging, especially in the beginning. This is why the coaching & support process is so important. When a patient makes it through the first couple weeks of diabetes reversal, they start feeling better, they start seeing measurable progress, and their confidence grows – in both themselves and the diabetes reversal process.
It takes a lifetime to develop type 2 diabetes. Breaking those old habits is challenging, but the payoff is better than anything you can imagine.