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David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA

David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
(Editor-in-Chief Diabetes In Control) A graduate of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, he has practiced in the Tampa Bay area since 1986, has been providing diabetes and cardiovascular care in Tampa Bay since 1995, and spent 2 years as an Eckerd Patient Care Pharmacist managing over 100 diabetes patients. Dave currently sees patients in over 30 primary care and endocrinologists offices.

Jan. 19, 2021

There is no doubt that some companies are benefiting from the current pandemic. I am not saying they are gouging patients, but just that the opportunity to market products like PPE and ventilators and supplies is driving giant sales. In addition, if your company happens to have an approved virus …

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Jan. 16, 2021

Although every news day is filled with information about COVID-19, patient deaths and the seemingly snail’s pace of vaccinations, only one illness has seemingly been positively affected by the corona virus, and that is the flu. It appears that the use of masks, social distancing, and fewer sick people in …

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Jan. 12, 2021

One outcome of the work changes brought on by the coronavirus was 85% decrease in my traveling for work. This change had an effect on my physical activity. Since I was in town almost all the time and one of the safest forms of exercise was cycling, I was able …

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Jan. 9, 2021

I was able to get my first dose of the Moderna vaccine this morning. Our local hospital was making it available to healthcare providers and patients over 65, and I qualified on both accounts. The process was smooth and the injection was painless. They have a waiting area where you …

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Jan. 5, 2021

It appears we are lagging far behind on delivering vaccines for the coronavirus. The logistics are enormous, and it almost appears that placing blame is more important than saving lives. In addition, it appears many people are suffering from COVID fatigue and just don’t want to follow the simple rules …

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Jan. 2, 2021

As we finish the holiday season and return to what we have been doing for the last 9 months, there is always a lot of focus on those resolutions. Last year at this time, I would have never thought that my first goal in 2021 would be to get a …

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Dec. 29, 2020

Happy New Year from the staff and management of Diabetes in Control. Last Saturday I was listening to my good friend and colleague, Joe Graedon, on the NPR show the People’s Pharmacy. Joe has hosted the show for about 1/2 a year longer than we have had Diabetes in Control. …

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Dec. 26, 2020

As we come to the last 2 newsletters of the year, it is time for our annual look back at the best of 2020. Who would have thought when we started the year that a new virus would kill over 300,000 Americans, drive the economy to new lows and cause …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Happy Holidays to everyone from us at Diabetes in Control. If you look on the internet or open up your phone, you will find tons of apps for weight loss and dieting. There have been plenty of these over the years, but they never seemed to work that well. Part …

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Dec. 19, 2020

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines has made its way into places across the US. This first wave will be the easiest to give as we focus on healthcare workers and other first line responders. As more doses become available, we will have more decisions to make. Should the injections …

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