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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 9, 2016

Sixteen years ago when Steve and I started this newsletter, we were sending it out to 30 pharmacists we knew. As more and more of you started subscribing and sharing our site and newsletter with others, I would sometimes sit at my desk in awe of what we had accomplished …

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July 5, 2016

This past week it seems that the genomic testing company 23&ME has been on an advertising blitz. Maybe they feel that Independence Day is a great time for people to think about their heritage. It was interesting that after one of their commercials, there was one from a large cancer …

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July 2, 2016

I just did a CE program for consultant pharmacists in Lake Mary, Florida. We were discussing the reasons why we may not try to work to perfection with our older patients. One of my colleagues brought up the 5-star ratings and how one of the measurements had to do with …

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June 28, 2016

Typically our diabetes patients have changes in vision and they totally ignore them. They blame it on age, environment, old glasses and any other excuse. We as medical professionals don’t stress the possible changes enough because we are more focused on things like neuropathy and kidney failure. This means that …

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June 25, 2016

Normally when I sit down to prepare the editor’s desk, I read through the articles we are featuring and think about what happened in the past week in the world of diabetes and healthcare; then I fashion my comments to encourage you to read our entire newsletter. This week I don’t …

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Two weeks ago, I gave a presentation to the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists. The focus of the presentation was on the team concept for diabetes management and all the different professionals that play a role. One part of the presentation was about the new insulins …

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June 18, 2016

Most times when you get a Key Opinion Leader and well-known researcher like Dr. George Bakris to talk about trends in drugs, they want all the spotlight. In addition, they often won’t want anything to do with the business side of diabetes. However, due to the close relationship that our …

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June 16, 2016

Steve, Joy and I had full days at the ADA Scientific meeting last week. Steve and Joy were busy interviewing key opinion leaders and researchers, and I was combing the posters and abstracts looking for the latest data that affects your practice — and possibly your choice of medications. There were plenty …

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June 14, 2016

We are at the ADA in New Orleans and as I was looking over the posters, there was a whole section focused on Gene Expression and Biosynthesis. There were multiple small population projects on what might cause the mutations and proposed mechanisms to fix  or prevent the problems that these …

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June 11, 2016

Steve and I just got to New Orleans in time for the opening of the ADA Scientific Sessions, and already it looks like we are going to garner a lot of diabetes information in a short amount of time. As I was working on ideas for reporting, I noticed that there …

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