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MY LUPUS STORY by James Wiens

Started having symptoms in 2010. My name is james Wiens I am a 37 year old father to two kids and loving husband to my wife Katherine. May 9th 2014 after 4 years of test I got my diagnosis, lupus. I had a general idea what it was but I did research to understand what […]

November 24th, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

Lupus Canada New Executive Director

Lupus Canada is pleased to announce the promotion of our National Manager, Leanne Mielczarek, to the position of Executive Director.  Through Ms. Mielczarek’s commitment to the organization, lupus awareness in Canada has risen, and we look forward to the knowledge, energy and dedication she will bring to her new position. 

November 21st, 2016|Lupus News|1 Comment

Six tips to deal with Daylight Saving Time – Time-Tested Ways to Cope with the Time Change

By Liza Barnes, Health Educator

It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have trouble dealing with this sudden disruption in […]

November 1st, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

Lupus Canada/Envirofilms Partnership

One environmental factor that is proven to trigger SLE is ultraviolet (UV) light. Envirofilms window film for sun protection has been recommended by physicians nationwide as a skin safe preventative measure for patients with solar sensitivity, skin related diseases and cancers of the skin.

Did you know that window film can help provide sun protection not […]

September 1st, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

Blue Heron Blitz Fundraiser in support of Lupus Canada

The Blue Heron Blitz 5km /10km run/walk takes place in Windsor Ontario at the Blue Heron Park on the Civic long weekend each year. The race is unique and sells out each year due to the fact that it starts and finishes at the top of the Blue Heron Hill. The running course […]

September 1st, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

Managing Lupus Stress More Effectively by Changing Thoughts and Actions

“This illness will never go away;”
“Flares will cause complications or even kill me;”
“People will reject/abandon me;”
“I won’t be able to take care of myself;”and
“I can’t” (fill in the blank, e.g. I can’t do my job anymore or go on a trip or lift the laundry, etc.).

These negative thoughts can affect behavior and cause negative feedback […]

September 1st, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

My Lupus Story by Nancy Le

My Lupus Story
by Nancy Le

My name is Nancy and I am 33 years old. Like many with lupus it was not an easy diagnosis. My initial symptoms included joint pain and fatigue which my doctors accredited to my lifestyle of competitive dancing. Then I had hair loss, extreme mouth sores and a red scaly skin […]

September 1st, 2016|My Lupus Story|3 Comments

College With Lupus -Being a Student with Lupus

Managing university when you have lupus can be an extreme challenge – and even that is kind of an understatement.
I made it through my university career with lupus and though it wasn’t easy at all, it was doable. So doable, in fact, that I ended up getting two Masters degrees and I’m now pursuing a […]

September 1st, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

Recipe Corner September

Kale Chips
by Theresa Peters

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil divided
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 pinch sea salt

Prep: 15 min Cook: 35 min Ready in: 50 mins

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Cut away inner ribs from each kale leaf and discard; tear the leaves into pieces of uniform size. (pieces […]

September 1st, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments

As a caregiver, how do I handle the unpredictability of lupus?

As a caregiver, how do I handle the unpredictability of lupus?
Lupus is a disease of flare and remission, meaning that disease may be active one day and quiet the next. Usually flares last more than a day, and usually an increase in medication dose, or a change of medication, will be necessary to suppress the […]

August 18th, 2016|Lupus News|0 Comments