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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. 20, 2018

Over the years we have had many articles, features and interviews on medications and how good they are and how combination and/or long acting products seem to have better outcomes. In addition, when pharma companies compare their drugs to others they are often looking for “best in class” designation, and …

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Oct. 16, 2018

We work very hard with our patients to help them lose weight. Often it is a slow and agonizing process but it will work. Many of our patients choose to have a surgical procedure like lap band, sleeve gastrectomy or bypass. When you look at the procedures they may all …

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Oct. 13, 2018

If you have ever had to deliver the message to the parent of a newly diagnosed type 1 patient, you likely have had to explain why we don’t manage to perfection from day 1. Sometimes these adults can not grasp the concept of a honeymoon period where the pancreas starts …

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Oct. 11, 2018

All of us are familiar with the value of SGLT-2 Inhibitors, and when we talk to patients we focus on the decreased re-absorption of glucose in the kidney and how that equals a decrease of about 70-100 carbs a day. However, if you add a GLP-1 analog it is possible …

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Oct. 9, 2018

This week I got a new update from 23 and Me. They had some new data on the effects of gene mutations on major disease and when I looked up diabetes they let me know…based on a few large studies, it is estimated that 30-80% of the risk of developing …

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Oct. 6, 2018

Last Saturday I did a CE presentation to the Florida Consultant Pharmacy Association. They are the pharmacists that take care of our older patients who are in assisted living and nursing home facilities. The CE was part of morning of Dementia and Alzheimer’s education. My program Diabetes Care and Dementia, Alzheimers, …

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Oct. 2, 2018

Sometimes we don’t share everything we know about a patient with them. We make that decision based on experience and how much data we think a particular patient can understand or use. This is definitely true when we consider using monitoring technology with patients. The use of CGM has definitely …

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Sept. 29, 2018

20 years ago when I was dispensing medications in a retail setting, it seemed like we handed out antibiotic prescriptions at least 50% of the time. This overuse without a reason often led to antibiotic resistance, and secondary a lot of yeast and fungal infections. Pharmacists often would recommend that …

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Sept. 25, 2018

According to medical references, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a group of symptoms due to elevated androgens in females. But what does that mean for your patients and their families, and why do we see an increased incidence at younger and younger ages? At the recent AACE meetings, our medical …

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Sept. 22, 2018

Way back in July of 2003, Steve and I attended the “Chromium in Health and Disease” summit in Boston. You have to remember that was when nutritional products were not so easily accepted by leading health care experts. This conference was somewhat remarkable in that there were “real” diabetes professionals talking about the use of …

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