Optimal Life: The Essentials of Diabetes was published in 2010. It is a two-disc DVD and book set that contains an illustrated, full color 260-page book along with nearly 120 minutes of DVD viewing. Geared for those with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the set touches upon many topics relevant to those with diabetes, including what diabetes is and how to control it, how to prevent complications, essentials tests you need and when to get them done, how to exercise and eat well with diabetes, and a comprehensive discussion of available medications, including insulin. Because diabetes affects so many people, this set has also been translated into Spanish.
Optimal Life: The Essentials of Asthma was published in 2011 and includes a fully illustrated 169 page book and approximately 90 minutes of DVD viewing. Included in the DVD is an interview with Dr. Bradley Chipps, Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy and the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. This set details the major types of asthma, the reasons asthma occurs, the physiology of asthma, how your doctor confirms your diagnosis and control, and a comprehensive list of the medications for asthma and how to use them correctly. Asthma can affect anyone at anytime, so in order to help as many people as possible, The Essentials of Asthma will soon be available in Spanish.
Optimal Life: The Essentials of Breast Cancer was created in 2011 in collaboration with Ernie Bodai, M.D., F.A.C.S., Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California, Davis, and Director of the Breast Health Center at Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento. The set consists of Dr. Bodai’s book, I Flunked My Mammogram, and Dr. Lee’s DVD conversation with Dr. Bodai that touches upon breast cancer risk reduction (whether or not you’ve been diagnosed), what to expect in the doctor’s office, post-surgical recovery and insights into the future of breast cancer treatment.
Optimal Life: The Essentials of Insulin was published in 2012 to help those with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a life-giving medical therapy, but it must be used correctly to gain the maximum health benefit. Included here is a discussion of the types of insulin available and how each one works, what to expect when starting insulin therapy, the concepts behind basal and bolus dosing, carb counting and how this affects your insulin dose, using an insulin pump and a special section on insulin dosing when traveling. Charts, illustrations and worksheets make this information accessible and easy to understand.