Jide Kosoko reveals he has diabetes Mr. Kosoko disclosed that he has been able to curtail the medical challenge becuase of the cordial relationship he has with his Doctors. He said this to inspire other actors who may want to live healthy lifestyle.“I have been living with diabetes since 1996 and I don’t look ill or take my health for granted. I am very close to my doctors. I keep the relationship sacred because they have really helped me in many ways. I have never fallen ill or had an emergency because I pay special attention to my diet and body.” Commenting further on the nonchalant attitude of Actors towards their healthcare, Kosoko said, “Many of these artistes don’t take their health seriously and it is a serious challenge for us. Sometime ago, an insurance company came to institute an insurance cover for the association and because they had dropped a huge amount of money, we simply asked all the members to pay a token of N1,000 each to have access to unlimited healthcare.
”But you won’t believe that out of over 12,000 members, less than 800 indicated interest in the scheme and paid the money. Since it was not up to what was invested and required of us, we had to jettison the idea. The government can also assist by ensuring strict compliance in line with enabling laws.” he concluded.