Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men Medical 7 celebs with rare diseases Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.