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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.

February 19, 2019

As the National Accounts Manager for a Pharma company and a pharmacist, I have mixed emotions about the use of samples. There is no doubt that from an economic standpoint giving samples to the prescriber to give to the patient is very cost effective; however, as a pharmacist I would …

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Feb. 16, 2019

I have a good friend who recently left her position as head of a kidney and liver transplant center on the west coast of Florida. She had been an ADN at a large hospital and when they decided to open a transplant center, she was tasked with the responsibility of …

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Feb. 12, 2019

Have you ever noticed that when an adult over 40 starts on both meal-time and long-acting insulin, they will refuse to acknowledge that they could possibly have developed type 1 diabetes? Since most of those patients will never see an endocrinologist and have an antibody test, they will never really …

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Feb. 9, 2019

One of our brand managers in our office in Atlanta made the decision to move back to California and return to sales management. One of the things he left behind was a “standing desk.” There were four other people who wanted the desk, so we held a lottery. As you …

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Feb. 5, 2019

Our good friend at Diabetes Investor, David Kliff, has made a point of focusing on the difficulty of a patient’s success just because we have “whizbang” apps and devices to make glucose control almost automatic. The data shows he is probably right, as keeping patients on medications and causing them …

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Feb. 2, 2019

It was about 22 years ago that I first hooked up with our publisher, Steve Freed. I had gotten involved with a nutritional multilevel company that had a soluble fiber product with two patents for lower serum cholesterol, and could level blood sugars. As you know, in an MLM company, …

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Jan. 29, 2019

Many of us remember hearing the TV show police message, “1-ADAM-12, a 211 is in progress downtown.”  1-Adam-12 was the squad car identifier for a ’67 Plymouth Belvedere driven on the streets of Los Angeles in the late 60’s. During the show’s heyday and beyond, most every guy named Adam …

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Jan. 26, 2019

Now that the cold cold weather of winter is upon us I am especially glad I live in Florida. As I am writing this, it is a chilly 61 degrees. Although most of you would love for it to be that warm where you are, there are some problems in …

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Jan. 22, 2019

Most medical professionals agree that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and more often than ever before we see patients in their 40’s to their late 60’s who are newly diagnosed with insulin requiring diabetes. These patients are classified as having type 2 diabetes because of characteristics such as …

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Jan. 19, 2019

Every time the ADA or ACE updates their guidelines, the position and order of glucose-lowering medications changes. Although year after year metformin is the #1 choice, the second and third choices become more ambiguous and it seems that any order is possible. including early basal insulin use. The selection is …

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