Jul. 20, 2018

Take Charge of Your Health

By Lauren Metelski
Health Education Nurse Manager for Lupus Foundation of America

Living with lupus can be a challenge – whether you're newly diagnosed, or have been living with lupus for a long time.

Thanks to our new Take Charge series, you can learn the skills needed to manage everyday life with lupus. Many of you have already played a big role in the creation of this series by telling us what challenges you are facing. We Health Educators have heard from you that lupus is unpredictable. You tell us that others don't understand what you're going through. You tell us that the treatments seem daunting and it is hard to juggle all the things you have to manage in your life.

This critical educational series offers answers to common questions and valuable resources to help you take charge of your health and wellness. By arming yourself with information, you can be prepared to manage the unpredictability of this disease, even in the toughest of times.

Strategies to Help Manage Life with Lupus

Living with lupus means assessing your health on a regular basis and actively making healthy choices - something you're probably already doing, every day. Our Take Charge series will provide useful tips and strategies you can use to manage your care, effectively communicate your needs to others, and keep up with your treatment plan.

We hope the series will inspire you to take an active role in your own care and treatment and to communicate with your family and your care team so they hear and understand you.

How to Sign Up for the Series & Take Charge

Join us in taking charge of your health by signing up for this eight-week email series. Shortly after subscribing, you will receive the first educational email from the series, and the remaining seven emails will follow at one per week.

I encourage you to learn more about the series and sign up today by visiting Lupus.org/takecharge.