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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.

March 4, 2017

For many of our patients, the desire to exercise is often overwhelmed by the pain associated with the activity. Other patients who are reluctant to exercise in the first place will use any pain as an excuse to stop. Interestingly, much of the pain they complain of could be eliminated …

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Feb. 28, 2017

I am willing to guess that if Pharma did not produce tools for patients, we would all have a harder time delivering information. When I look back at some of the handouts from the ’90s, it is amazing how much better the current ones are. There is much more focus …

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Feb. 25, 2017

Most of you know that I love to cycle, and getting in as many miles as possible is always something I am looking for. Although I consider 60 miles to be a long ride, some of my riding buddies believe that is a drop in the bucket. On Friday morning, …

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Feb. 21, 2017

We have this great Mexican restaurant that opened a few months ago in South St. Petersburg. The food is fantastic, and the service is amazing; however, because the whole family eats lower carb, we don’t go there as often as we would like. About two months ago, my wife asked …

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Feb. 18, 2017

Sometimes it takes a while to find the missing link when it comes to patient care. When insulin was first used in the 1920s, it was viewed as a cure for diabetes. But as hard as we tried using insulin, we never got to good glucose levels. In the late …

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Feb. 14, 2017

Last week, I was listening to our good friend Joe Graedon from the People’s Pharmacy on my local NPR station. He had a researcher on who was talking about the different kinds of fat and what they do to your body. One of the things she pounded on was the …

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Feb. 11, 2017

In 2006, I had the distinction of doing more education programs for the DIN network than anyone else in the program. Our publisher, Steve Freed, was also part of the more that 400 educators that delivered 1-hour programs to thousands of patients. This was a real change from the all-day …

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Feb. 7, 2017

Many educators and researchers have said that insulin is the best therapy for diabetes patients. When we teach patients how to dose properly, it does make logical sense that insulin indeed is the best. However, there was an interesting presentation at the ADA Scientific presentations that seemed to state the …

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Feb. 4, 2017

When we were at the recent CES show in Las Vegas, the health and fitness categories had their own hall in the convention center. This is quite a change from 5 yeas ago when you only had one health related exhibitor. One of the other fast growing areas is combining …

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Jan. 31, 2017

Over the past three weeks, we have been sharing a special feature from Dr. Altamash Shaikh on the unique situation of diabetes in India. We have looked at the reasons, challenges, and causes for the rapid increase in diabetes in the second most populated country in the world. This week, …

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