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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.

July 25, 2017

Many times when we least expect it there is a past and present combination in diabetes. This week in our Clinical text we start a discussion on the idea of measuring in vivo insulin. It was back in 1925 when Banting and Best first gave insulin to reduce glucose levels. …

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July 22, 2017

It seems every week the SGLT-2 inhibitors are in the news, one time good and one time bad. Now there is a new study that shows that these products may have the ability to protect the kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes. Since we have had so many articles …

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July 18, 2017

As a birthday present to myself, I decided to have my genome done and find out about my heritage. I know that both of my parents’ families had immigrated from Minsk, in what is now Belarus, and was once part of the USSR. I was hoping to find out how …

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July 15, 2017

One of the most attended presentations at the ADA Scientific Sessions was a short talk by Mark Espeland, Ph.D. He was focusing on how weight reduction and physical activity can have a positive effect on cognitive function. When our Publisher, Steve Freed, caught up with him, he was surprised to …

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July 11, 2017

Many times we hear our patients complain that they are limited because of their diabetes, and they then start to regress, blaming the disease for everything. Would that be worse if you were a top athlete just coming into your prime? And what if your medical team told you that the sport …

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July 8, 2017

Twenty-one years ago, when Steve and I were still trying to spell the word “diabetes” correctly, there was a young endocrinologist in Atlanta who was setting the diabetes world on its ear by using insulin pumps on patients before it was the last resort. I will never forget the presentation …

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July 4, 2017

As we come to celebrate our nation’s birthday, there are a lot of issues that need to be solved: healthcare coverage, defense issues, trade policies, and the like. One good thing is that gas prices are at an all-time low, and so many more people are expected to be traveling. …

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July 1, 2017

It is not how often you take your glucose, but rather when you take your glucose reading, that makes the biggest difference. For many years the standard of care has been for an orally medicated patient to check their glucose when they first get up in the morning. Two things occur …

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June 27, 2017

I had the good fortune of attending a Children with Diabetes conference some 10 years ago at Disney World in Orlando. During this conference, many of the kids had been keeping their insulin in their room refrigerators. One morning, some of the kids woke to find their insulin either frozen …

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June 24, 2017

There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to cover everything that we got to see at the recent Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Since the ADA draws in scientists and researchers from around the world, it is the number-one place to present new findings both good and bad. In …

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