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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.

Sept. 22, 2016

For years many of us have lamented the butchering that Dr. Steven Nissen gave to the TZDs. Part of this came from the extra cardiovascular studies that every manufacturer had to do on new diabetes drugs that came to market. Many of you thought that those studies were useless and …

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Sept. 20, 2016

This past weekend, I presented a talk to Consultant Pharmacists, Directors of Nursing, and Medical Directors in Long Term Care. We were focusing on the team approach to diabetes care and how that has changed over the past couple of years. (Part of that presentation is in this week’s Homerun …

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Sept. 17, 2016

There have been a lot of ideas over the years about making a prodrug to deliver insulin. Most of the attention has been focused on making an oral insulin. Each year we move closer, and just a few weeks ago we had information on our website about the newest of …

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Sept. 15, 2016

Whenever there is a black box warning on a medication, we have a natural hesitation to use in certain patients. Sometimes these warnings have real consequences, and sometimes they may be related to effects from another older drug in the same class. This was certainly the case with the biguanides, …

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Sept. 13, 2016

Many publications take advantage of videos of Key Opinion Leaders in order to share information with their readers. Most of them will also convert the interview to a transcript. Most times a transcript is good when it is technical knowledge, but there are times when the information is more thought-provoking, …

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September 10, 2016

There have always been conversations amongst medical professionals on the best way to get patients to take the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes seriously. Most of these patients have no symptoms and find out by accident when labs are done or they go to a health fair screening. Because the …

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September 6, 2016

Many times we get rushed when working with our diabetes patients and try to squeeze in too much in a 12-minute appointment. This means either things get overlooked or our patients are confused. Based on this, it is important to take advantage of the whole patient care team, especially when …

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