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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.

Nov. 14, 2020

When my wife first started using insulin, she had a pen she carried everywhere. She would test her glucose, log it on the phone, and then log her carbs, calculate her dose based on a laminated card, and inject her insulin. This process worked well but was very cumbersome. She …

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Nov. 10, 2020

Every day brings a record amount of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and a corresponding surge in hospitalizations. This is of particular concern to our patients with diabetes, as the chances of hospitalization are increased. There have been many “quick fixes” pushed out to people without a lot of science, …

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Nov. 7, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase on a daily basis, there is a natural concern to see what else we can do besides mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing. Many people are searching for any extra protection they can find. Believe it or not, our health and fitness expert, …

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Nov. 3, 2020

Years ago I delivered a CE for pharmacists on the relation of diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. I went back and looked at the data, and there was a strong correlation between OSA, hypertension and diabetes. Typically getting a patient on a CPAP device is the only choice available, but …

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Oct. 31, 2020

Living in the heat of Florida you learn very quickly what happens if your magnesium levels get too low. Riding 40-50 miles without taking in enough magnesium will leave you with leg cramps, increased heart rate and nausea. Because it is so hard to eat enough foods to boost your …

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Oct. 27, 2020

I don’t often get to watch commercials on TV since I nixed the cable, but when I travel I often put on the news and the commercials come flying at me. Over the past two weeks I have gotten an education on the lawsuits I can be part of if …

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Oct. 24, 2020

When George McConnell, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy, was in our rotation, he had to review patients using CGM devices to manage their diabetes. He learned very quickly how patients could take advantage of the devices to improve their Time In Range (TIR). This is very quickly becoming the …

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Oct. 20, 2020

In our last newsletter, we discussed the burden that new technology can have on children, and how the extra stress of having information at our fingertips can be overwhelming. This week, our intern from LECOM College of Pharmacy, Tarshay Boyd, takes a look at how coupling these devices with Telehealth …

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Oct. 17, 2020

As the spouse of an adult who has type 1 diabetes, I know the value of using a CGM. Just using the device gives her a sense of security and has increased her TIR immensely. However, with this technology there is an increased sense of responsibility, and there is never …

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Oct. 13, 2020

This week we offer you part 3 of our series on the use of AI to select a proper diabetes medication regimen. Your response to the information has been overwhelming, and if the comments we have received are an indication of the desire to have this tool available, it only …

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