Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and another 57 million are pre-diabetic. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in three Americans may develop diabetes in their lifetime. Common symptoms of diabetes are frequent thirst, hunger, and urination, and weight loss, fatigue and crankiness. If you're concerned, get your blood glucose level checked. Being overweight is one of the biggest risk factors for type 2 diabetes. It increases your risk by 250%! Exercise, eat a healthy diet, and lose that weight to reduce your risk of diabetes.