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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.

When we have insulin-using diabetes patients, we sometimes fall into the trap of thinking the patient knows as much as we do and has become an expert in their own care. This usually leads to problems that appear to be severe, but can be broken down into simple solutions. With …

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November 12, 2015

There are many studies going on looking at the side effects of medications for every disease state. Most of these occur after the drugs are on the market and more people are using them. One of the problems that can occur in these postmarking studies is the lack of good controls …

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November 7, 2015

Oftentimes when an insulin using patient is admitted to the hospital they are kept on the same insulin product and regimen they arrived with. For many patients this works well but for those using mixed insulin there appears to be an increased incidence of hypoglycemia. This could be because of …

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October 31, 2015

There has been a lot of press concerning the use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors and the possibility of DKA. Logically speaking it would seem that anything that lowers glucose would be of benefit in preventing DKA, but for some reason the human body seems to defy logic. With this in mind …

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This week the riders from Team NovoNordisk are competing in the Tour of Hainan. We have an exclusive interview with Dutch rider, Martijn Verschoor, regarding what he likes to eat before a race and how he maximizes his potential. Martijn’s regimen must be working because he has had 2 top 10 finishes in the …

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October 24, 2015

Many of you were probably aware that 10/20/15 was “Back to the Future Day,” the date that Doc Brown set for Marty McFly to go to the future. There were all kinds of programs and advertisements for this day. In Saint Petersburg you could get 1 year for $20 at …

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October 6, 2015

As a diabetes educator and pharmacist, I have had a lot of success helping patients improve their diabetes care. But at the end of the day, I get to go home diabetes free. This week, one of my pals and a pharmacist educator is sharing his professional and personal opinions …

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Vivo Barefoot

  From Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief, Diabetes In Control: Most of us are used to standing on our feet for long hours each day, whether it’s behind a pharmacy counter, going from exam room to exam room, or lecturing in a classroom. At the end of the day nothing feels as …

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