Jackie's Got Game

by Howard Steinberg


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jackie_bookJackie 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.

Last Modified Date: July 01, 2015

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by Brenda Bell
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...
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