And there's an easy way you can check your risk.
The organization wants you to go online and take a free diabetes risk test and share it with your friends.
Answering just a few simple questions online could determine whether you're likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Just go to www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/
For every test taken through April 25, five dollars will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.