Diabetes is not a death sentence.
You are not alone.
You should never feel alone.
And you can do whatever you want to do.
These words are spoken by Edward Fieder (@TheDiabetesHero on Instagram), founder of The Faces of Diabetes (@TheFacesOfDiabetes on Instagram). From a senior project at Troy University to a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization registered in Alabama, Edward shares the “how” and “why” behind his work. But first, we learn about his diagnosis at age 11 and what came before his current work.
T1D is a multifaceted part of our lives; from the food we eat, to the medicine we need, to who we are as individuals. Because of this, we can feel disconnected, but storytellers like Edward build bridges for people who have never met, based on characteristics we are all familiar with. Through photographs and stories, we can see how much we have in common, inspiring us to get up, go out, and do more!
Whether for yourself, a friend, or someone you don’t even know yet, support his work in helping other T1Ds by buying the book!