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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.

April 2, 2016

This week we focus on some different ideas on controlling obesity and weight in our patients. Although many of the studies we read about sound good, they don’t work for everybody. In addition, individual life schedules make doing the right things, once they find them, difficult as well. Next, we …

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If you are old enough to remember the original Mission Impossible shows, then you probably remember the small cassette player that had a self-destructing tape that gave Mr. Phelps (played by Peter Graves) his mission. Each time, the show started with Phelps going to a private location and finding the tape …

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March 26, 2016

Now that the political parties have narrowed the field on both sides of the aisle, they are finally starting to talk about issues instead of throwing barbs at each other. This in no way means that there won’t be a whole lot of mudslinging in the next eight months, but …

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For over a year now we have had one of the premier hypertensive care physicians sharing his opinions and information on the treatment of hypertension. This week, Dr. George Bakris starts a new video series on hypertensive guidelines and how best to use them for patients. These choices become more …

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March 19, 2016

If you have read my last two editor’s desks (Issue 824 and DCMS 284) you know that one of my good friends has a nephew diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and all the consternation this has caused the family. Because they live in Raleigh, NC, Joy Pape, our medical editor, …

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On Tuesday in our DCMS issue, I spoke about a newly diagnosed type 1 patient and the anxiety his family was experiencing. I asked for an Endo in the Raleigh, NC area and many of you offered a suggestion. The family followed the recommendation of our good friend Dr. John Buse. …

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Sunday night I got a call from a good friend and colleague who I have worked with for the past 20 years. She is in the managed markets division of a small pharma company, and she let me know that her 21 y/o nephew had just come back from spring break …

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March 12, 2016

You may have seen a recent study that has brought into question the safety of SPLENDA®, leading to the downgraded safety rating of sucralose by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). As we have seen before, these studies seem to find their way in to the press regardless of the credibility associated with …

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Over the past 30 years that I have been a pharmacist, we have had many sound-alike drugs. Many of you remember when Losec became Prilosec because of the confusion with Lasix. Often we don’t even see these problems unless someone has a bad event. This week our disaster avoided looks …

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March 5, 2016

Ever since GLP-1 analogs have been available, there have been a lot of worries about cardiovascular problems. Part of this was brought on by Dr. Steven Nissen’s full frontal attack on the TZD’s (later proven to not be true). His angry commentary on the cardiovascular risks of diabetes drugs put …

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