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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.

Feb. 18, 2017

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Sometimes it takes a while to find the missing link when it comes to patient care. When insulin was first used in the 1920s, it was viewed as a cure for diabetes. But as hard as we tried using insulin, we never got to good glucose levels. In the late ...

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Feb. 14, 2017

Last week, I was listening to our good friend Joe Graedon from the People’s Pharmacy on my local NPR station. He had a researcher on who was talking about the different kinds of fat and what they do to your body. One of the things she pounded on was the ...

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Feb. 11, 2017

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In 2006, I had the distinction of doing more education programs for the DIN network than anyone else in the program. Our publisher, Steve Freed, was also part of the more that 400 educators that delivered 1-hour programs to thousands of patients. This was a real change from the all-day ...

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Feb. 7, 2017

Many educators and researchers have said that insulin is the best therapy for diabetes patients. When we teach patients how to dose properly, it does make logical sense that insulin indeed is the best. However, there was an interesting presentation at the ADA Scientific presentations that seemed to state the ...

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Feb. 4, 2017

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When we were at the recent CES show in Las Vegas, the health and fitness categories had their own hall in the convention center. This is quite a change from 5 yeas ago when you only had one health related exhibitor. One of the other fast growing areas is combining ...

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Jan. 31, 2017

Over the past three weeks, we have been sharing a special feature from Dr. Altamash Shaikh on the unique situation of diabetes in India. We have looked at the reasons, challenges, and causes for the rapid increase in diabetes in the second most populated country in the world. This week, ...

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Jan. 28, 2017

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For the past 15 years, we have been advocates of low carb and ultra low carb diets. We were the first publication to bring you the logic of low carb and have provided years of coverage of Dr. Richard Bernstein’s low carb methods for controlling glucose levels in type 1 ...

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Jan. 24, 2017

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Many times, we become frustrated with our patients because they just don’t take diabetes seriously. One of the ways that we see this is the lack of refill persistence and medication adherence among these patients. Even with medications that you only have to take once per week, there is a ...

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Jan. 21, 2017

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It seems that we are finally acknowledging that preventing diabetes is an idea that may be worthwhile. This week, we have a feature about how to predict which children will develop diabetes in their lifetime. This gives us an earlier place to start treating prediabetes. We also can start testing ...

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Jan 19, 2017

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There are a lot of prescribers who are mixing DPP-4 inhibitors and SGLT-2 inhibitors to manage glucose levels.The recent research showing the value of SGLT-2 inhibitors on cardiovascular outcomes has led this addition to the diabetes mix, especially since cardiovascular disease is greatly increased in diabetes patients. This week, we ...

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