Jackie's Got Game
by Howard Steinberg
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Jackie has diabetes.
Diabetes is when your body has too much sugar.
People with diabetes have to do a lot of things to stay healthy. Jackie has to be extra careful to eat the right things at the right times.
Jackie has to be very grown-up sometimes. He also gets a lot of help from his mom and dad, his teachers, his friends and his doctors and nurses.
Sometimes, though, it's hard to be grown-up when you're still a kid. "I wish I could eat ice cream whenevver I want," he says.
Warm Chicken Salad Sandwiches Mandarin Spinach Salad Carne Adovada Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf (Gluten Free) Middle Eastern Style Brown Rice Pilaf Smoked Salmon Tortilla Pinwheels Grecian White Omelet Baby Spinach & Beet Salad Spicy Peanut Butter Dip Anise Breadsticks
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...