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What is Self-Management and How Can It Help People Living with Lupus?

What is self-management?

The American College of Rheumatology defines self-management as a personā€™s continuous engagement in his/her healthcare to understand the illness, participate in the determination of a treatment plan, understand and adhere to the treatment plan, and feel empowered to discuss ongoing symptoms and challenges with their healthcare team.

Disease knowledge and individual needs

Lupus and lupus nephritis affect everyone differently. Each person has different strengths and obstacles that can affect how they manage the disease. So, it is important to understand the skills and support you need to successfully manage lupus and your overall health.

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Applying Self-Management to Your Daily Life

Applying Self-Management to Your Daily Life

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an ethically-driven, professional membership organization committed to improving the care of patients with rheumatic disease and advancing the rheumatology subspecialty. The ACR Lupus InitiativeĀ® is a multi-faceted education program designed to reduce disparities and improve outcomes among people with lupus.

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