Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Why guys are spending thousands of rands a year to produce more semen Fitness ‘I finally learnt how to skip at the age of 36 – this is how you can do it too’ Lifestyle What exactly are ‘dense breasts’? Sex Can you masturbate too much? Medical What is the deadly Nipah virus? News #Health24 ICYMI: Haemorrhoid cream for puffy eyes; 15-year-old getting nude pics; and how many people smoke around the world From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.