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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 21, 2018

Most announcements of new therapies for diabetes are made by branded drug companies and clinicians, and patients have learned about the “sticker shock” that is associated with these new medications. This week we have a feature that bucks the system, as new research on an old blood pressure medication shows …

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July 19, 2018

Many of our patients use basal insulin with few hypoglycemic problems. Even at large doses the risk of hypoglycemia is small in most of our type 2 insulin using patients. The problem comes when the patient is not adequately controlled and we decide to use mealtime insulin to get them …

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July 17, 2018

Over the years, the fasting glucose has been the standard testing point for diabetes control. However, we have always been proponents of 2-hour postprandial readings to help identify diabetes sooner. This is based on the concept of first phase insulin release, and how that prevents the rise of glucose levels …

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July 14, 2018

Sometimes it is more important how you say something than what you are trying to say. For example, if you tell someone, “You have a face that would stop a clock,” you will likely get a slap in the face or a look of scorn, but if you say, “You …

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July 10, 2018

We have been working with Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDE, BC-ADM, from the University of Utah for quite a few years. Seven years ago, she sat down with Steve and discussed diabetes topics. Not only is she an expert in pharmacy care, but she is very knowledgeable in nutritional support for disease states …

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July 7, 2018

This week, we have another jam-packed newsletter with the latest from the ADA Scientific Sessions in Orlando. There are some great articles on the use of CGM and insulin delivery systems both alone and in concert with each other. There is a look at a new system that uses AI …

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July 3, 2018

This past week, my wife forwarded me an email for a weight loss product that had taken the internet by storm and was so good that all the Shark Tank investors had gone in on the deal for a product by two sisters that guaranteed rapid weight loss. All you …

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June 30, 2018

Steve, Joy, Kaytie, Kennon and Michelle are all back from the ADA 78th Scientific sessions. This turned out to be a great year to have our largest reporting staff ever. There were so many things to cover that I almost wish I had not been cycling in the hills of …

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June 26, 2018

Joy and Steve just returned from the ADA Scientific Sessions in Orlando, and over the next few weeks, you will have the chance to find out what they and our other reporters learned. For a little teaser, our Medical Editor, Joy Pape, shares her experiences with the recommendation and use …

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June 23, 2018

The ADA Scientific sessions are underway in Orlando and Steve Freed and Joy Pape, along with our two interns Kaytie and Kennen, and guest Michele Laine, ARNP, CDE, are there to cover all the latest in diabetes, and interview the thought leaders on where diabetes care is and where it …

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