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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 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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June 20, 2017

Now that the hot weather is upon all of us, the loss of minerals while perspiring is higher than any time during the year. As cyclists, both Steve and I know the importance of keeping certain minerals in the body to keep from cramping and to reduce pain while increasing …

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June 17, 2017

This is our first week back from ADA, and Steve and Joy did a fantastic job getting to the best of the best in the diabetes world. Instead of going old school and focusing on the usual thought leaders, they tried to find the new thinkers and ideas that are …

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June 13, 2017

We often spend a lot of time looking for more ways for our patients to burn energy if they are overweight and use less energy if they are lean. This seems like a simple process of food in, energy out, but it never seems easy when we work on the …

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