After school, I was waiting for the limo with Janet.

"Oh, there is one more thing I didn't tell you. Not only I'm diabetic, it's another form of brittle, which means my blood sugar goes crazy," I said.

"That's alright," said Janet.

"Being brittle is tough to handle," I said.

"I bet, but you're doing great," said Janet.

"I guess. It's still a scary thought," I said.

"I'm sure it would take awhile to get used to it," said Janet.

"I got used to diabetes right away after I found out. That was a few weeks before I became brittle," I said.

"That's a good thing," said Janet.

"Yeah, brittle was a new thing for me," I continued.

"True," agreed Janet. "Lily and my cousin only has Type 1 Diabetes. They're both our ages. I have a secret to tell you."

"Spill the beans," I joked as we laughed.

"My cousin was adopted as a toddler," said Janet.

"Really?" I asked.

"Yes. Both of her parents are dead," said Janet. "They were killed in a car accident. My cousin lived. She was the only child. In fact, her birth mom was expecting another child, but it didn't last long. It was going to be her brother. He died a few hours after the crash. He struggled to live."

"Poor thing," I said.

"I know," said Janet. "She was a foster child before she got adopted right away by my aunt and uncle. Her adoptive parents told her they're not her real family when she was ten. They told her that story. She didn't even remember them at all. She wanted my aunt and uncle to know they're her real parents and didn't want them to stop knowing that."

"I don't blame her," I agreed.

"Her real father had diabetes, which was how she got it," said Janet.

"Oh," I said.

"Yeah, the social worker she had told them the family history medical records," said Janet.

"Wow," I said.

"I know. Jessica was tired and drank a lot of water and ate a lot. Her parents got worried and when they took her to see a doctor, they found out it was diabetes. Her blood sugar was high," said Janet.

"How did she take the news?" I asked.

"Pretty well. She knew she would be brave," said Janet. "She's not sure how her birth father had it. Both sets of her grandparents are still alive, so she visits them every so often. They're glad she's adopted. They're in their 70s. I met them before. They're all nice."

"That's good," I said.

"I know," agreed Janet. "Lily had the same signs for diabetes as Jessica only she had a headache instead of eating a lot."

"Wow," I said.

"She wanted to deny it at first," said Janet.

"Really?" I asked.

"Yes, but she knew what to do right away," said Janet.

"That's a good thing," I said.

"I know. She has been having it since last year," continued Janet.

We talked about it the whole time until the limo arrived to get us for the studios.