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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. 12, 2017

I am sitting on my front porch after cleaning up from Hurricane Irma. We do not yet have electricity, but thanks to modern technology I can text, talk, and send emails. As we were helping our neighbor put their fence back up, I got a call from an older patient …

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Sept. 9, 2017

This week we have a great feature from David Kliff on what is the newest and greatest for diabetes care, and what some of the problems will be. But I would rather look at a couple of old school products that we should be more aggressive with. The first is …

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Sept. 5, 2017

Last week I was at home and got a call from a physician who I used to see patients for. He was in his late 50s and the ever-increasing workload in his practice had put a damper on his physical activity; therefore, he had gained some weight. This, of course, …

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Sept. 2, 2017

About 5 months ago, we got a new couch and it is really comfortable. One end has a chaise lounge and it is great for watching Amazon Prime. I love to come in, make a nice cappuccino, and lie back and watch my current binge series “Covert Affairs.” Then suddenly …

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Aug. 29, 2017

If you put glycocalyx in Google search, you will find a definition that includes “a glycoprotein covering that surrounds the cell membranes of some bacteria, epithelia and other cells.” This does not make much sense when you’re trying to help prevent kidney disease, but this glycoprotein has a lot to do with …

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Aug. 26, 2017

It was not uncommon a few years ago to take a patient off metformin when they went on insulin. Metformin was considered a type 2 drug and when someone either had type 1 or they became insulin dependent there was no real value for metformin. I spent 13 years working …

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Aug. 19, 2017

This week we have an interesting article on the use of nonnutritive sweeteners.  Over the years, we have had many of these as one opinion or another had flip-flopped as to the benefit or harm of these products. As an educator, I have always been in favor of using them …

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Aug. 15, 2017

We have been following Team NovoNordisk for the past few weeks as they have been in 3 major races. As you can imagine, having consistent accurate readings for the team doctor as they are riding could make a difference. But how would that be possible?  Would it make a big …

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Aug. 12, 2017

Years ago the number one reason to try something new in diabetes was to benefit the patient. This is what led to new insulins, oral medications and devices like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. All was going well till the PBM’s got involved. Now it all about what is …

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Aug. 8, 2017

When it comes to diabetes, there seems to be a thousand right ways to get your patients to lose weight. While weight loss is only one component of managing diabetes, it is often the most quoted and hardest to do. This week in Part 4 of our Exclusive Interview with …

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