My godmother died in June at the age of 89 - with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a lot of living done, but as I decided to attend the funeral and meet with family I have not seen in a decade, I discovered that she and several more of the family had/have diabetes.
That means both of my parents could have had the genetic implications for it.
My godmother was the last of the Tuvey children, my mother was her sister, which means I am now the oldest of the family.
Of course I am the next generation, the oldest grandchild of Nana Tuvey - and we live to a good age as a rule, but even so - it is a sobering thought.
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