There are many signs of diabetes which you need to know so that you can prevent contracting this disease. In fact, many of the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are similar, both are a result of having too much glucose in the blood. As for Type 1 diabetes, there are too much glucose in the blood due to a lack of insulin in your body. Type 2 diabetes is because the cells are being resistant to the insulin being produced. Either way, your cells are not getting the glucose needed, and this leads to diabetes. There are certain signs of diabetes which you can look out for when your cells are not getting sufficient glucose. First, you will experience frequent urination which results in you visiting the toilet more often. It is because your kidneys cannot filter the glucose back to your blood, thus they will try to draw water from your blood to dilute the glucose, thus causing your bladder to feel full. Other signs of diabetes include you feeling more thirsty frequently, losing weight uncontrollably, numbness in hands and feet, weakness and fatigue. Such symptoms are tell tale signs of contracting diabetes and it should have ringed your health alarm by now. Do not overlook and mistake it as harmless, usually such seemingly harmless symptoms are being taken lightly which results in you realizing such illness in the later stage. Today, there are more than 24 million people in the United States who are suffering from diabetes. It is not an illness which only the older generation are vulnerable to, young people are equally at risk due to the diet that you have. So do keep a healthy lifestyle and be aware of the signs of diabetes.