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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.

Oct. 18, 2016

After years of trying to figure out why the most tightly managed patient will just all of a sudden lose control, we have discovered that it is due to the parasympathetic, sympathetic, and sensory nerves that innervate the pancreatic islets. This knowledge is already being used to develop new drugs for …

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Oct. 15, 2016

I am sure you have heard of the driverless Uber cars that will shortly populate the highways delivering food, passengers, and most likely, Amazon packages. This morning I heard that long haul trucks will run on the same autopilot system, except there will be a driver in the cab for when the system can’t handle the narrow …

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Oct. 11, 2016

“You can’t cure me, ’cause there ain’t nothing wrong with me!!” If I only had a dollar for every time one of my patients told me this. What makes these ridiculous statements even harder to believe is that many patients will do everything properly to take care of themselves, and …

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Oct 10, 2016

In November of 2007 we ran a small article on the use of fast acting bromocriptine to reset the metabolic clock in patients with diabetes. This article caused us to receive a lot of questions on how the drug worked, and one of our PharmD candidates prepared a great article on …

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Oct. 8, 2016

This week the take home message asks us to change from “start low and go slow,” to “be aggressive not repressive.” More and more documentation shows the value of adding newer classes of medications sooner to get our patients to target. Part of this comes from the sheer acknowledgement that …

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Oct. 4, 2016

There are often times when I don’t know which of the features to select to comment on in the Editor’s Desk. This week is one of those weeks. The topics are diverse, and it is hard to see every subject appealing to every reader. If you are a science person, …

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Oct. 1, 2016

Most of you know that I love to cycle, and many times we bring you information on Team NovoNordisk and how they are doing in the professional cycling world. It is sad to say most of our patients would be hard pressed to get on a bike, much less ride …

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Sept. 27, 2016

This past weekend I attended a CE for medical directors, nursing home administrators and pharmacists. There was a lot of great information focused on taking care of the whole patient. The take-home message resounds in the Homerun Slides we have for you this week. These slides give you the basis …

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