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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.

April 18, 2020

As the Coronavirus continues to change the way we live and puts a strain on many Americans, new research published in the journal Obesity discusses the harm that having our schools closed can have in increasing obesity in children. When you read this week’s Did You Know?, you will learn …

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April 14, 2020

This week 2 of our interns, Mit Suthar and Mia Flowers, bring us two article that are intertwined. Dr. Flowers starts us off by looking at the value of short periods (1-2 minutes) of moderate exercise and the long term benefits in reducing Cardiovascular Complications in our diabetes patients. Then …

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April 11, 2020

I just read an article indicating over 80 currently approved medications that are being tried or tested to help with the Coronavirus. We know that diabetes patients are at additional risk of death from Covid-19 and anything that can interfere with glucose control can be deadly. That is why we …

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April 7, 2020

As we move further into the year and the changes that the Pandemic has caused, we are forced to make changes in how we look at everything from healthcare to shopping to working environments. The first thing we see is a change in the way Pharma companies will approach medical …

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April 4, 2020

Most everyone’s attention is focused on the corona virus, the shelter at home orders, and the big drag on the economy. But insulin using patients still need to address their medication needs, and the ability to pay will only get worse before it gets better. This week our intern Mit …

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March 31, 2020

Last week I was working with the interns and going over a PowerPoint on managing insulin dosing. I have always thought that pharmacists should be the managers for insulin dosing, and so they get a full course on basal bolus, mixed insulins, calculating carb ratios and the like. We were …

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March 28, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I shared some of the success my wife was having with the Control-IQ technology on her T-slim pump. Last week one of my former interns, who is a professor at Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy, reached out to me to share her success as well. …

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March 24, 2020

We have already seen the effects the coronavirus has had on our country and the economy in the last couple of weeks. It is magnified for me in a big way. I live in downtown Saint Petersburg, Fl and it is a short walk to the plethora of delicious eateries …

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March 21, 2020

Being a member of the Medicare community, I get daily emails about my health from my advantage plan company and Silver Sneakers. Silver Sneakers is a benefit that allows you to belong to almost any gym you want for no charge. The emails encourage you to take advantage of these …

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March 17, 2020

The value of CGMS has reached a new height in aiding in glucose management and control with the introduction of the new Control-IQ software. My wife got the approval from her Endo to start using the software, and in two days the difference was dramatic. She has always battled overnight …

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