How Can People Find Support?
How can people with lupus find support and more information? The Lupus Foundation of America (www.lupus.org) offers education, activities and support-related services such as local patient support groups to people with lupus and their loved ones. The Alliance for Lupus Research (www.lupusresearch.org) focuses on research, and also provides educational information on its website. The American College of Rheumatology is spearheading The Lupus Initiative (http://thelupusinitiative.org/) to educate and address issues including treatment and access to adequate care on both the medical professional and patient side. Personally, people with lupus benefit greatly from a strong personal network of loved ones who are willing to learn as much as they can in order to be strong advocates, too.