So…I guess I’m going first…

Well hey there! Welcome to The Faces of Diabetes! My name is Edward Fieder and as you can see I’m not only a diabetic but also a photographer! I am currently 26 years old and live in Alabama. I have had type 1 diabetes for 15 years and it has been one roller coaster of a ride! I’ve had lows where I’v eaten mountains of my room mates Reese’s Puffs and I’ve had highs where all I do is plug in the headphones with a bottle of water and hang with the toilet until my blood sugar comes back down. Throughout all the good and bad times one thing remained constant: I could never be broken by this disease. Regardless of all the garbage I’ve had to deal with I’ve never really let it keep me down. And I don’t want other people that live with diabetes to ever feel down either. YOU AREN’T ALONE!!! There are plenty of people that share the same struggles and go through the same battles that you do everyday! I made this project in hopes that you will be inspired and learn about how diabetes has affected other peoples lives. Diabetes may seem rough when you don’t know anyone else that lives with it, but rest assured there are plenty of us out there…and we are going to show you!

If you want to read more about the history of how everything fell into place and to become a part of this project please see the About section on this website!



7 comments

  1. Anne says:

    This is exciting! So glad to see it up and running!

  2. RHONDA SMITH says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I WILL BE SENDING YOU MY STORY AND PIC SOON. THIS WILL HELP SO MANY PEOPLE DEALING WITH THE DAILY STRUGGLES OF DIABETES. I AM A NURSE AND HAVE TAKEN CARE OF LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES BUT YOU NEVER REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS DISEASE UNTIL IT BECOMES YOUR OWN. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING FOR US!!!

    • Edward Fieder says:

      Thank YOU for the support! Make sure to spread the word to any other diabetics so they can also be featured!

  3. Maralina says:

    Really love your sense of humor with those pictures…..how about some related to testing? Like giant rock fingers (blood from a stone kind of thing). 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    This is a really, really cool idea. Nice to meet you, Edward!

  5. Irene says:

    Hey Edward,

    I came across you’re site, it’s great! I am a dutch editor from a news letter for people with diabetes. I would like to post a small article about your initiative. So don’t be surprised if you get some dutch visitors… My question: can I use the picture of you, which you also used on this site along side the article?

    Thanks! My Regards, Irene

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