S.L.E. Lupus Foundation - Leading the Fight Against Lupus
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January 2008

For nearly 40 years, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation has been providing help for people with lupus and their families, funding lupus research and fostering public awareness of this chronic illness. Today, with its West Coast division, Lupus LA, and its national research partner, the Lupus Research Institute, the Foundation is improving lives across the country while pioneering paths to a cure.

- What's New

Join Our Online Lupus Communities

You can find the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation across the web. Join our growing community on MySpace, become a fan of the Foundation on Facebook and share our videos and public service announcements with friends via YouTube. And if you're a teen, check out our new message board created just for you!

Where to find us on the web:

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's Young People's Community

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation on MySpace

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation on Facebook

S.L.E. Lupus Foundation on YouTube

Googling Lupus

Did you know? The 4th most-searched "What is..." phrase on the search engine Google in 2007 was "What is lupus?" Find the complete answer to "What is lupus" on our website by clicking here.
- From the Cooperative Corner
- Lupus and the Risk for Diabetes:
What You Need to Know

A chronic illness that has a tendency to develop along with lupus is Type 2 diabetes.

Your risk for diabetes rises if you are obese, have a diet high in fats and sugars, don't get regular exercise, have a family history of diabetes, or are 45 or older.Lupus Research Institute

For people with lupus, another risk factor for diabetes is taking the medicine prednisone, a powerful corticosteroid drug.

Continue reading »

En Español:
El Riesgo de la Diabetes: Qué Usted Necesita Saber »

- Highlights


Stepping Out for the Fight Against Lupus

Want to learn more about our annual events and fundraisers? Check out the Foundation's online photo gallery!

See pictures from our record-setting "Life Without Lupus" gala in New York and Lupus LA's "Hollywood Bag Ladies Lupus Luncheon" in California.

Lupus LALife Without Lupus Gala

- Research News

Headlines from the Lupus Research InstitutLupus Research Institutee
Our national research partner

Renowned Immunologist Joins Lupus Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board More »

Profound Immune System Discovery Opens Door to Halting Destruction of Lupus
Lupus Research Institute Funds Innovative Hypothesis and Scientific Breakthrough More »

LRI Advocacy SuccessYou are invited to join the Lupus Research Institute at
The Shady Ladies Luncheon & Auction of Celebrity Sunglasses
Sunday, February 10, 2008 | Wellington, Florida More »

- How You Can Help
Honor Someone Special with a Tribute Gift

A tribute gift to the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is a wonderful way to recognize a loved one or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary.

Commemorative gifts help the Foundation to sustain and expand its services to patients and families, its outreach to the community, and its research to find better treatments and a cure for lupus. Let your loved ones know how much you care. Support the Foundation's mission - life without lupus.

Make a Tribute Gift today »