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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.

June 2, 2018

I recently got to ride in the Hincapie Grand Fondo in Chattanooga, TN. ( Click here to see ride.) This ride covered 82 miles and 6,000 feet of climbing and I was on the bike for just over 6 hours. According to the stats I burned about 3,800 calories. Part …

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May 29, 2018

I am sitting at my desk and am reading this week’s interview with Dr. George Bakris. He was talking about the best resting heart rate, so I decided to check mine, and it was 61. Earlier today, I got a ride in between the rains and into the wind. I …

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May 26, 2018

Regardless of your political leanings, there is no doubt that there is a lot of miscommunication and false truths concerning the new drug pricing reform plan. The biggest message seems to be “it is a work in progress”! This week Kennen Munoz Munoz, our current Pharm. D. Candidate from LECOM …

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May 22, 2018

We preach good health, lean body muscle mass, exercise, and weight control to our patients, but at times we actually have patients who do too good a job. A good example of this can be seen in this week’s Disaster Averted. Our patient, the picture of perfect health and body …

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May 19, 2018

Sometimes you wonder why logical thinking is often left out in medical care. Way back in the last century, when I was learning about diabetes, its causes, and solutions, it seemed logical that if you eat less sugar you will need less insulin if you are type 1, and less …

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May 15, 2018

One of the ways that we look at the onset of type 2 diabetes is in the destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. We know that in type 1 diabetes a major autoimmune event occurs, destroying the beta cells. When a patient who has type 2 diabetes has to …

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May 12, 2018

When new drugs come to market, they are either a better version of an established class, a new delivery method, or a whole new class with a steep learning curve. This week, in our two lead articles, we look at some new compounds and some new delivery systems that could …

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May 10, 2018

The use of SGLT-2 inhibitors has grown over the past couple of years as more information is released about them. Many of you reading this special edition have had great successes with these drugs, and there seems to be more data to show why they are so important. However, when …

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May 8, 2018

About a month ago, I got an email from 23&Me asking if I would participate in a food trial. They were looking to link genetics to the best way to lose weight. I had three choices to follow. I could eat low fat and exercise, eat low carb and exercise, …

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May 5, 2018

Over the past 24 years the United States and the world have made great strides in cleaning up the air we breathe. We have installed scrubbers to ensure cleaner coal burning, switched to Natural Gas and increased the use of wind and solar power. Developing countries no longer randomly use …

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