@Brian: Oh good heavens, I hope I didn't give the impression that I thought the guy "deserved" diabetes or any other medical problems! I may not know if his lifestyle had anything to do with his health, but he's taking medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and he sports a big beer gut. Hard not to think that maybe, just maybe, he's not as involved with his health as might be advisable. Even if someone's MD is the sort of disinterested ass who's not going to give basic advice on health, that person would still have to be living in some kind of a media blackout to not have heard that there is a correlation between a lousy lifestyle and certain medical issues. I admit I get judgmental at times. That was one of them.
@Chris: I think you've expressed it well; some people wait too long... I really hope that guy I saw stops waiting and becomes involved in his own health.