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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. 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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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Oct. 25, 2016

Glucagon gets a lot of mentions when we talk about diabetes. We take metformin to stop glucagon release; we inject glucagon when a patient is so hypoglycemic they are passed out. We even use glucagon-like peptide to treat diabetes. But exactly what is glucagon, where does it come from, and how …

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Oct. 22, 2016

The A1c has become the gold standard in diabetes care evaluation. It is quick, it is easy, and it requires only one stick every 3 months. The only downside is that it is an average, and so many people get a false sense of control because their “average” glucose is …

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Oct. 20, 2016

The kidney is one of the most studied organs in the body, and is affected by many diseases. Even food can have an effect on proper renal function. When things go wrong in the kidney, we at times see a cascade of problems that get worse as time goes by. …

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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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