One of the most challenging aspects of living with lupus is the lack of understanding that continues to surround this complex autoimmune disorder. In choosing the year’s best lupus blogs, we looked for sites that are raising awareness and creating communities that inspire and empower.
Learning to work with her disease — and not against it — was the key for Sara Gorman. She was diagnosed with lupus at age 26 and spent four years struggling to maintain the busy life she’d always known. When she made the connection between her overactive lifestyle and her continued health decline, that’s when things started looking up. On her blog, Sara shares how she learned to live well with a chronic illness.
Lupus News Today is an information-filled site that also serves as home to a range of lupus bloggers. Columns include Lessons from a Chronic Life, Sick Girl Problems, Keep It Moving, Hurricane in Heels, and more. Lupus warriors Shanelle Gabriel, Leslie Rott, Kristi Page, and others share a range of perspectives on everything from lupus remission to the cost of using immunosuppressants.
Anyone searching for information on a variety of lupus-related topics will find it here. The blog covers diagnosis and treatments, symptom management, lupus awareness, where to find help, and information for caregivers.
Find inspiration to live the healthiest, most vibrant life possible in spite of chronic illness with LupusChick, aka Marisa Zeppieri. She launched her site in 2008 to encourage those living with lupus and other autoimmune disorders, and readers will find a great mix of information, advice, nutrition tips, coaching, life hacks, true stories, and humor.
The Lupus Foundation works to improve quality of life for all those affected by lupus through research, education, support, and advocacy. On the blog, the foundation is sharing the most current news and events relating to lupus, as well as personal stories from caregivers and patients alike.
The Lupus Research Alliance is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research, making this a great place to find current news about treatments, clinical trials, and advocacy events. Its community blog features first-person stories from people directly and indirectly affected by lupus.
This educational program is managed by the American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives department, and it’s committed to ending health disparities in lupus by improving the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this disease in populations disproportionally affected based on race, gender, and ethnicity. The blog is home to current news and research, advocacy opportunities, and personal stories.
Providing clear and accurate information is the key to helping people better understand their health and medications. At LupusCorner, readers can browse posts relating to symptoms, testing, nutrition, stress management, exercise, relationships, and day-to-day living. The site is maintained by Progentec Diagnostics, a medical diagnostics and digital tech company specializing in lupus advancements.
Into the Loop is the official blog of Lupus LA, a nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus. Since 2015, Into the Loop has shared varied content about lupus symptoms and management, as well as advocacy and conference news.
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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.