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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.

Dec. 19, 2020

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines has made its way into places across the US. This first wave will be the easiest to give as we focus on healthcare workers and other first line responders. As more doses become available, we will have more decisions to make. Should the injections …

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Dec. 15, 2020

I was discussing the role of pharmacists in primary care offices with our intern, Melinda Rodriguez, PharmD Candidate 2021, LECOM College of Pharmacy. I was sharing my past experience of working for primary care physicians to help manage diabetes patients. About 12 years ago, Pfizer had developed a guide for …

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Dec. 12, 2020

I was speaking with our intern Antonio Bess from FAMU College of Pharmacy about all the new things to make you look thinner and younger. You can’t go more than 10 miles on the highway without seeing billboards for Bariatric Surgery, Laser Fat Removal, or a clinic where they will …

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Dec. 8, 2020

As I watch the news this evening, the top subjects are COVID, COVID hospitalizations, COVID deaths and the vaccine. The number of new cases and hospitalizations are rising at a rate that will overwhelm the healthcare system and put many high risk patients in a situation of potentially having nowhere …

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Dec. 5, 2020

I am not sure if you have seen all the Facebook ads for CGM devices for non-diabetes patients. One of the companies, January A.I., touts their device as a way to evaluate your food choices to maximize your metabolic rate and enhance your performance. A better and cheaper way to …

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Dec. 1, 2020

As we look for unique gifts for people we care for, you can’t drive past a digital billboard or change the channel on your TV without seeing an advertisement to have something cosmetic done to your body. It could be getting rid of droopy eyelids, or freezing off the love …

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Nov. 28, 2020

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, is often talked about when we look at diabetes patients. Many studies have looked at the effects of NAFLD on patients with diabetes, and how this disease is a component of metabolic syndrome. Unfortunately there are no ADA or AASLD guidelines for testing in type …

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Nov. 24, 2020

Is sooner always better? As the years have gone by, many providers have looked to treat pre-diabetes in the same way as diabetes, with the idea of preventing the onset. Food choices and exercise have always been the number 1 choice, but as newer medications come on line and offer …

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Nov. 21, 2020

More than a few years ago I was on the international advisory board for Lilly, and the head of the board was Dr. Dan Pollom. We became friends and over the years he has been involved in a lot of great research at Lilly. He recently has been working on …

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Nov. 17, 2020

One of the things we do with our interns is present patients for them to work with and manage. This is usually done by giving them information and letting them set a plan of action, and then we text back and forth as if the intern is the caregiver and …

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