Below are a few more photos of what diabetes looks like to me. I'm not saying that I never see diabetes in the slender, the smiling, the socially and economically secure. But the people in the photos below are more familiar to me.
The photos above are from a series of articles the New York Times ran on diabetes in January, 2006.1 There are more at this link.
Diabetes and Its Awful Toll Quietly Emerge as a Crisis
By the Numbers: One Scourge in 2 Forms
In the Treatment of Diabetes, Success Often Does Not Pay
East Meets West, Adding Pounds and Peril
Living at an Epicenter of Diabetes, Defiance and Despair
I think the photographer, Vincent Laforet, did a great job of capturing the reality of this disease.