One of the most challenging aspects of living with lupus is the lack of understanding surrounding 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.

Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus

If you’re searching for information on a variety of lupus-related topics in one place, you’ll find it here. The blog covers diagnosis and treatments, symptom management, lupus awareness, resources for help, and information for caregivers.

LupusChick

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.

Lupus Research Alliance

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.

LupusCorner

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.

Lupus in Color

Lupus in Color is the brainchild of  Racquel H. Dozier, who started her blog more than 15 years ago to educate and inspire people of all colors. Her blog includes tips for living with lupus as well as recognition of the “Butterflies of Hope,” a lupus awareness campaign which shares stories of people with lupus. Dozier’s blog is intended to motivate and empower those living with lupus and help them to connect with others.

Lupus Trust

The Lupus Trust is a UK-based nonprofit dedicated to researching lupus. Their blog is a resource for all, including lots of education for the newly diagnosed and the latest research updates for those looking to improve their health. You can also read lifestyle content on topics such as relationships and how to maintain your identity when you live with a chronic illness.

Sometimes, It Is Lupus

Sometimes, It Is Lupus is the blog from Iris Carden, a retired minister and journalist who used her diagnosis to create a community with others. She offers advice and education based on the her own personal experiences, including dealing with exhaustion, losing weight with lupus, and tips for making energy-boosting snacks and meals.

If you have a favorite blog you’d like to nominate, please email us at bestblogs@healthline.com.