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!