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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.

April 20, 2019

I am not sure if you are like me, but often when I get a new medical journal or an online newsletter, I will take a look at the publication’s advisory board. From a personal perspective I like to see if I know any of them, and as a pharmacist …

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April 16, 2019

When I would see male diabetes patients in the endocrinologist’s office, we would always order a testosterone level as part of the labs. It seemed that regardless of the severity of their diabetes or their age, the majority of these men had low levels. The association between low testosterone and …

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April 13, 2019

While driving from Palm Harbor to St. Petersburg last week I was looking at the proliferation of digital billboards. It seems like there were more of them on the 35 mile drive than Best Buy had TVs on display.  The cool thing about these is that about every 25 seconds …

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April 9, 2019

Last week our medical editor, Joy Pape, stirred up a little excitement with her feature on the use of metformin in patients with pre-diabetes and even those who only had a family history of diabetes. This week Ghazal Blair, our LECOM School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Candidate, finished off her rotation …

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April 6, 2019

This week two of our most favored medical professionals chime in on the effects of using medications. Our exercise guru Dr. Sheri Colberg has an interesting feature on how non-diabetes medication can affect exercise and diabetes, and our Medical Editor Joy Pape shares information on the idea of giving Metformin …

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April 2, 2019

This week our medical editor, Joy Pape, was faced with patient questions on the contaminated ARB’s, that many of you have also gotten. She had been on the front side of the valsartan problem and was changing her patients to losartan, only to have to call them back. Check out …

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March 30, 2019

In the last couple of weeks I have been bombarded by ads from CE companies on weight loss programs. Intermittent fasting, keto, low fat, high fat, low carb, low calorie and more. Seems like every “expert” has positive proof that their method works. And you know what, they are all …

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March 26, 2019

Sometimes our obsession with clinically proven data can get in the way of patient care. We can see that this week in an article about the official indication for the dual SGLT-1/2 inhibitor sotagliflozin. To find out what our patients may end up missing, check out our article #2. Dave …

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March 23, 2019

This week we focus on cardiovascular health in two of our articles. Our two interns, Dahlia Elimairi and Ghazal Blair, wanted to focus on cardiovascular health because for so many of our patients this will be their most important focus to living a long life. We look at how large …

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March 19, 2019

Whether you believe in global warming or not one thing is for sure: fungi, bacteria and viruses that were frozen in the Ice Age are starting to thaw out at both of the polar ice caps and previously tundra areas. The question is, are they still active, will they come …

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