Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 17 August 2017 Organs in our bodies can detect sugar in our system There are a number of organs in our bodies that can detect sugar in our system. The taste buds on the tongue are an obvious example. In addition, special cells in the pancreas monitor the glucose level of our blood and release insulin accordingly. But did you know that certain skeletal muscles can ‘taste’ sugar, too? US scientists have recently discovered how this happens and they believe that it represents a part of the complex mechanism which allows our bodies to maintain steady glucose levels, especially after a meal. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear Fitness 7 ways to sabotage your race before it even starts From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.