I know that diabetes runs on both sides of my family, I was just more aware of my father's family history because I was actually around to get meet my Aunts & cousins.
I knew that my mom's grandfather had type 2 and there'd always been rumblings about others who had type 1 - But they were never mentioned by name.
There's a chance I'm being overly dramatic here - It's been known to happen.
Still, I can't help but wonder~
Last night as I was sorting through boxes and boxes of family pictures , I saw something that stopped me cold.
At the bottom of a box sat an ancient family portrait of a mother and her 6 daughters posing for a family portrait.
The youngest daughter was sitting on her mother's lap, and she was frail; skinny, with spindly legs and was bundled up more than her sisters.
And yes, I went THERE.
Because all I could think was, did My Great Grandmother's little sister have diabetes?
And then I started to cry just a little bit.
Because if she did, I knew that she didn't make it to her next birthday.
I'm probably just overreacting, And I'm definitely PMSing.
Which of course explains the overreacting part.