From Texas Standard:
Diabetes runs is Kristen Cabrera’s family. Her dad, plus seven aunts and uncles have the illness. She drove home to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and gathered them together to talk about it.
Ever since I can remember my father has had diabetes. Pricking his finger, checking his blood sugar is part of his morning routine.
I was raised in the Rio Grande Valley – about five hours south of Austin. It’s an area on the Texas-Mexico border that is almost 90 percent Hispanic.
All seven of my dad’s sisters and brothers were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I met with four of them.