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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.

Oct. 3, 2017

In 1999 I had the unique opportunity to work as an Eckerd Patient Care Pharmacist. We had a grant to see how much impact we could have on patient care as a pharmacist. There were 15 of us across the country who were trained to manage patients full time. I …

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Sept. 30, 2017

This week there was a lot of press about Abbott getting approval for their CGMS, the Libre Flash System (see item #5). The best part about this approval is the hope that there will be be more competition among the manufacturers, lower prices and increased third party coverage. This would be good based on the information we have …

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Sept. 26, 2017

Over the past year, we have been following Team Novo Nordisk, the professional cycling team, as they travel the world and remind all of us that diabetes is not a disease that you cannot overcome. You can imagine that the cost of sponsoring a UCI team is very high. As …

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Sept. 23, 2017

It is kind of funny that just a little over 4 years ago the idea that the kidneys had anything to do with causing diabetes was not in the realm of medical practice. “Way back” then only the opposite was imagined: that diabetes affected the kidneys. Then Invokana was introduced …

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Sept. 19, 2017

On most Saturday mornings I go out at 8 AM with our local bike club for a 30 to 40 mile ride. I usually wake up about 6 AM, and will turn on my local NPR station and tune into the People’s Pharmacy. Joe and Terry Graedon have been hosting the show …

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Sept. 16, 2017

There always seems to be a resistance to using newer drugs in combination. Prescribers have never had a problem using metformin in combination with almost any other diabetes medication. Often you will see metformin, basal insulin, and a new drug used, but there has not been a lot of mixing …

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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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