The need for a diabetes/endocrinology centre arose from the increasing number of diabetic patients picked up routinely during Comprehensive Health Screening and outpatient visits to the hospital and also from the frequent referrals of this and other endocrine disorders, together with our policy of providing adequate health education with efficient, comprehensive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical services.
The rapidly changing lifestyle in our environment caused by stress, dietary habits (fast & refined foods) sedentary life and increased alcohol intake has brought in its wake a rapid rise in the incidence of no communicable diseases and sudden deaths.
The EKO Hospital, acutely aware of this trend, has set up this centre to meet all the requirements of diabetics and sufferers of other endocrinologiical problems e.g. thyroid, infertility, menstrual, hirsutism, obesity, pituitary etc.
It is a centre for the dissemination and sharing of information, through screening of patients with investigations treatment and follow-up, all aimed at achieving an improved quality of life and a longer life expectancy.
The Eko Hospital has a highly qualified and highly skilled team of endocrinologists and support staff to meet this challenge.
The Head of the centre is Dr. S. F. Kuku, Consultant Physician and renowned endocrinologist with highly distinguished academic and professional career nationally and internationally. He works very closely with another Consultant Endocrinologist. Other members of the team include a Medical Officer, a House Officer, Nursing Sisters specially trained in diabetes/ endocrinology, a senior laboratory technologist, a podiatrist cum physiotherapist and a dietician.
This team is supported by experts including the Joint Chief Medical Directors, all of whom have long and relevant years of specialist experience. Twenty-five Consultants run specialist clinics in different fields. There are of course many other supportive part-time health care and hospice nurse. The Eko Hospital Offers an international standard, which gives patients the best comfort and nursing care
Changes at the back of the eye of a patient with Diabetes Mellitus, a leading cause of blindness.
- Diabetic Nurse Educator
- Foot Care Specialist
- Consultant Ophthalmologist