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The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes #2020

The Sugarless Plum A Ballerina s Triumph Over Diabetes For dancer Zippora Karz a rising young star with the famed New York City Ballet being diagnosed with diabetes could easily have ended all her dreams She was just twenty one when she was plucked from

  • Title: The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes
  • Author: Zippora Karz
  • ISBN: 9780692659946
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes By Zippora Karz, For dancer Zippora Karz, a rising young star with the famed New York City Ballet, being diagnosed with diabetes could easily have ended all her dreams She was just twenty one when she was plucked from the corps de ballet to dance solo roles like the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker It was near the end of a grueling season when she became exhausted, dizzy, and excessivelFor dancer Zippora Karz, a rising young star with the famed New York City Ballet, being diagnosed with diabetes could easily have ended all her dreams She was just twenty one when she was plucked from the corps de ballet to dance solo roles like the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker It was near the end of a grueling season when she became exhausted, dizzy, and excessively thirsty Heavy pancake makeup covered the sores under her arms that would not heal, but still Karz neglected to return her doctor s urgent calls When she finally went to the doctor, she learned that her blood sugar was excessively high If she continued to ignore her symptoms, Karz risked heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and amputation of toes, feet, and legs Because she was over twenty, doctors misdiagnosed her with Type 2 diabetes, when in fact she had juvenile or Type 1 diabetes Her weight dropped and she became dangerously ill as a result of being prescribed the wrong treatment Once correctly diagnosed and placed on an insulin regimen, she would inject herself with unsafe doses before going on stage in ill judged attempts to obtain peak performance The potentially fatal result of Karz s self experimentation became all too real when she nearly put herself into a coma Balancing ballet and her blood sugar would be a long and difficult struggle for Karz, but eventually she learned to value her body and work with it, rather than rage at its limitations In The Sugarless Plum, Karz shares her journey from denial, shame and mis education about her illness to how she lead an active, balanced, and satisfying life as an insulin dependent diabetic and ballet star Through her fascinating story, those struggling with diabetes and other serious illnesses can find encouragement and inspiration as well as practical advice on achieving physical and emotional wellness After sixteen years with the New York City Ballet, Karz retired and took her passion and skills into a whole new arena as a diabetes educator and advocate, where today she inspires people to not just manage their illness, but to thrive and fulfill their passions The Sugarless Plum takes readers deep into the heart and soul of a young dancer, and is a remarkable testament to determination and perseverance.

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    1 thought on “The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes

    1. I really enjoyed this book, being a type 1 myself and a former dancer, obviously not a professional one I could relate to almost everything she was saying It was great being able to read her story and know that everyone else with this disease struggles as well.

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