Mrs. Temitope Osho (Nee Olowolekomo) is the Head, Department of Nutrition and Dietetic, Orile-Agege General Hospital, Agege, Lagos State. She holds a first degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Osho joined Lagos State Health Service Commission in 2010. In this interview with Wilson Adekumola, she says diabetic individuals can live longer. Excerpts;
From your experience with different diabetic patients, how can you describe diabetes?
What happens in a diabetic patient?
What are the causes of diabetes?
You talked about age and weight, what is the specific weight for a particular age?
You said diabetes could be hereditary; in this case, at what age can someone notice it?
It has become apparent that diabetes has continued to grow as a major concern in our country and around the world and the complications continue to grow; does that mean there can’t be a cure?
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Apart from medical palliatives, we observed that there are natural or alternative medicines some concerned health workers claimed can cure diabetes or reverse the condition, how will you react to this?
There is a notion that diabetes is a terminal disease. What is your take on this?
Is it true that the drugs we take also have adverse effect?
What are things to do and foods to eat in order to control or prevent diabetes?