Supporting Our Community
To ensure that Albertans have access to reliable and current information on lupus and its impact, the LSA offers information packages to people who are newly diagnosed, one-on-one telephone support, Education Days, our annual Step Out for Lupus community-building and fundraising event, and more!
Misinformation and lack of understanding of lupus and other invisible illnesses is a significant barrier, and the Lupus Society of Alberta aims to raise lupus awareness and promote lupus education to affect positive change for our lupus community.
The Lupus Society of Alberta's long-term goal is to increase lupus awareness and education through community involvement and events, and our vision is to educate, empower and improve outcomes for people affected by lupus.
What is Lupus
Lupus is a disease where the immune system becomes over-active. It is a chronic disease which affects one or many tissues of the body; skin, joints, muscles, blood vessels, blood cells, brain and nerves etc. Inflammatory and immune responses account for many of the symptoms observed in lupus. Due to its many varied and often invisible symptoms, lupus can be very difficult to diagnose. It currently takes an average of 7 years for a patient to reach diagnosis. This video explains this condition.
List Of Resources
Newly Diagnosed Journal
Your first year in your lupus journey is about learning. Learning about you living with and managing lupus. This book is a tool to help you document as you go along in your unique journey, and to help you understand how lupus affects your life. It will also help you keep your medical history close at hand. It gives you the ability to track your symptoms and document how you are feeling from day to day.
Education day videos
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