Taste detection and preferences in diabetics and their relatives.

  title={Taste detection and preferences in diabetics and their relatives.},
  author={William Lawson and Adina Zeidler and Ardon Rubenstein},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={41 3},
In order to determine whether a generalized defect in glucose recognition exists in diabetes, taste detection and preference were measured in adult onset diabetics (AOD), juvenile onset diabetics (JOD), and healthy first-degree relatives of diabetics (NR). Controls (C) were age and sex matched nondiabetics without first-degree diabetic relatives. The AOD and NR gorups showed significantly higher glucose thresholds than their controls. In contrast, glucose threshold in JOD was not different from… CONTINUE READING