" Be Your Own Best Advocate"
Jan Gnall, MA

Patient Education Forum, Huntington NY
April 2010

About Ms. Gnall:


Jan Gnall is a 45 year old woman diagnosed with Systemic Diffuse Scleroderma in 2002. Being a health care professional with a Masters in Public Health Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Biology/Medical Technology, Jan researched best practices for living with an autoimmune disease specifically, how to maintain functionality with skin thickening and tightening.

Knowing the importance of patient home care, Jan developed this workbook as a tool for patients to use daily in theirown care regime and in conjunction with their physicians and therapists. Jan is an active member of the Scleroderma Foundation as Assistant Support Group Leader for Hackensack New Jersey and is involved in clinical trials looking for new solutions to treat scleroderma symptoms