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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.

Nov. 26, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Diabetes In Control! Many of us are too old to remember how hard tests were when we were in school. In addition, the way learning works now there is always a good chance you can Google the answer. So, the question that ...

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Nov. 22, 2016

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On Monday, the FDA gave approval to NovoNordisk’s new combination product, Xultophy. This is a combination of the super long-acting insulin degludec and the once daily GLP-1 agonist Liraglutide. The fixed dose combination is given in one to 50 dosing steps to maximize to glycemic control. The super long-acting insulin ...

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Nov. 19, 2016

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Recently I got to spend some time with the director of a kidney / liver transplant center in Largo, Fl. While I was touring the facility she was telling me about how they select candidates for kidney transplant, and the problems that keep people from being selected. We also talked ...

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Nov. 17, 2016

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Many prescribers are seeing the benefits of using an SGLT-2 inhibitor with insulin in their patients, and in this month’s edition we have an article on the benefits of using these together. From a personal professional experience, I have first hand knowledge of how that works as you can see ...

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Nov. 15, 2016

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This past week, I received a packet of new information on managing diabetes. It was provided by a pharma company and developed by one of the most prestigious diabetes education centers in the world. This was a packet that we could share with our diabetes patients, so they could manages ...

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Nov. 12, 2016

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A lot of our readers get into diabetes care because of a personal or family association with the disease. I did just the opposite. When our publisher, Steve Freed, got me involved 20 years ago I had no connection to the disease, but as the years have gone by, I ...

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Nov. 8, 2016

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Last week I visited a former patient of mine who was in the hospital, for a bike-related accident. He wasn’t coming down a hill at 45mph or trying to jump over a stump with a mountain bike. He was simply riding his townie cruiser on a bike trail when he ...

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Nov. 5, 2016

Before you even begin reading this week’s edition, you need to get out a pair of running shoes, walking shoes, stretchy bands, weights and a sweatband. Well, not really, but your patients may want to at least try to use a couple of those based on the information we have ...

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Nov. 1, 2016

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There have been three new classes of diabetes drugs that have changed the face of diabetes care over the past 7 years. Two of those are oral and one is an injectable, and they have been going head to head all that time. Now, rather than comparing them, clinicians are ...

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Oct. 29, 2016

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Many times there are presentations at medical conferences that seem to be the same old information refashioned, or they are so far-fetched that no one pays attention to them. If we look back, we oftentimes see that which seemed far-fetched years ago is common practice now. A good example of ...

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