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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.

I have always felt that if my patients used artificial sweeteners there had to be a net positive effect on their diabetes and glucose levels. I felt this way in spite of the often overly-hyped small studies to the contrary. However, based on a discussion with a CDE Dietitian from …

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56% of all diabetes patients also take medications for cholesterol and hypertension. That is an indication of why diabetes has so many complications; many are related to cardiovascular disease and many of those patients end up seeing a cardiologist. This is why we are pleased to introduce to you our new …

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December 12, 2015

We are 5 weeks away from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There will be over 170,000 people in attendance, and the total exhibit space covers over 7 square miles. Most everyone will want to see the biggest and best TVs, or the new cellphones, or the amazing things that are being …

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Steve and I have been providing you with this newsletter for the past 16 years. We have added a great staff to turn out what we consider to be the best source of diabetes information available. During these 16 years we have been able to see what you, our readers, …

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December 5, 2015

21, 28, 30, 90. What do these numbers mean? For many of us they are the number of days before leftover insulin has to be thrown away. As a pharmacist it often amazes me what patients think they should do. If you need the quick answer for your patients be …

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When we talk about the causes of diabetes we know it is not just one thing; in fact the Ominous Octet is a phrase that is often used to describe the defects that play a role in diabetes. The first and most well-known of these is insulin resistance. In fact …

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November 28, 2015

Those of us in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving this week. One of the things the DIC team has to be thankful for is our wonderful readers. We’re grateful for your loyal readership and especially for the great feedback and content, like our weekly Disasters Averted stories, you send us. We …

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When you do the math, 95% of all diabetes patients have type 2. This does not mean that we should ignore type 1 patients when looking at psychological problems; in fact, most of the information on these problems deals with type 1 patients. These problems can include development of diabetes, …

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November 21, 2015

Diabetes educators often have mixed emotions about the use of artificially sweetened food products. On the one hand the reduction of glucose-raising sweeteners offers our patients a way to enjoy the tastes they like and still reduce calorie and carb consumption. On the flip side we often wonder if these …

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November 14, 2015

Oftentimes we are challenged to start a patient with prediabetes on a diabetes drug. We never are sure if that is the right thing to do. This week, we have the results of a 3-year study using the active ingredient in a popular diabetes drug in patients who have not …

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