Despite strides, lupus is still under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and under-researched. This is especially true among Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native American populations – those most directly affected by lupus.
For many people, a lupus diagnosis comes after months or even years of medical visits, confusion, anxiety, and lost time. Women of color, in particular, are commonly diagnosed at later stages, increasing the risk for serious complications.
Although increasing, much more needs to be done to help amplify awareness and educate about lupus – the most complex autoimmune disorder. We are working to change this. You can help. Please follow us on social media, so you can share information and educate your followers about lupus and exciting research advances.
I found that the more you know about lupus, the better prognosis you have. So it was my goal to go out into the public and make people aware of this disease, what the signs and symptoms are and what to look for.