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Introduction to diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. When the amount of glucose in the blood inc...

Monday, 19 September 2016

Know When To Acknowledge Failure

     I will start by saying failure is not a disease and at one point in our life we do fail. The problem right now is the fact that majority if not minority have succumbed to a mentality of trying to be politically correct by acknowledging all failure as just and right. I will saying owning to my belief that not all failure are worth acknowledging. During my second year in the university that was second semester, there was a particular course that was causing tantrum in my department many if not all came to me and they where like"wizzy(my nickname back then) I don't see myself passing this course, I will just write it next year" when I hear statement like that I do feel disgusted and a feeling of smashing their face in the wall for such ridiculous statement(just a feeling am not violent). Instead, I just calm down with a stern statement saying "how sure are you that next year will be better than this year" then I walked away. My point of argument is such failure is pathetic and ridiculous because being in the school makes it a compulsion for all students to pass be it their subjects or courses. There aren't any justification for failing a subject or course no matter how difficult it is or it may seem.
       On the other hand, going into any business or doing something you love or feel fascinated about doesn't guarantee instant success. Most times you work your butts out but still fall short from the success we all want. Anyways, such failure most of us do experience in our quest to be successful in what we do is worth acknowledging reason being that it helps you to gain more experience, helps you to identify the right opportunity, creates awareness, remove fear, you gain courage....there are lot to add but I will stop here. Feel free to add yours and contribute to my article.

Introduction to diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
When the amount of glucose in the blood increases, e.g., after a meal, it triggers the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. Insulin stimulates muscle and fat cells to remove glucose from the blood and stimulates the liver to metabolize glucose, causing the blood sugar level to decrease to normal levels.
In people with diabetes, blood sugar levels remain high. This may be because insulin is not being produced at all, is not made at sufficient levels, or is not as effective as it should be. The most common forms of diabetes are type 1 diabetes (5%), which is an autoimmune disorder, and type 2 diabetes (95%), which is associated with obesity. Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnancy, and other forms of diabetes are very rare and are caused by a single gene mutation.
For many years, scientists have been searching for clues in our genetic makeup that may explain why some people are more likely to get diabetes than others are. "The Genetic Landscape of Diabetes" introduces some of the genes that have been suggested to play a role in the development of diabetes.