Check your risk
The good news is, for most people, both Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are largely preventable.
Up to 80% of cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed through making healthy choices. 90% of people could reduce their risk of their first heart attack by making better lifestyle choices.
Tesco Pharmacy Health Check
Tesco are helping the nation get healthy and offer Health Checks at their in-store pharmacies.
The Health Check involves measuring your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels and checking your BMI (weight). It takes around 20 minutes and the results can be discussed with a pharmacist straight away **.
You don’t need to bring anything with you, but it is advised that you refrain from smoking or consuming food or caffeinated drinks for two hours before your Health Check.
Locate your nearest Tesco pharmacy and pop in to book an appointment.
** Health Check usually £10 which consists of weight management, blood pressure check, cholesterol test and blood sugar test. Cholesterol test and blood sugar test requires a simple finger pinprick test. Not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women or anyone under the age of 18. All sales and services are at the discretion of the Pharmacist.
Find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes
Some people are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes, but they don’t know it. Now you and your friends, families and colleagues can find out about your risk in all Tesco pharmacies with a free Diabetes UK risk assessment.
You’ll also learn about the lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
*You’re unable to take the risk check if you’re under 18 years of age, pregnant or if you’ve given birth in the last six weeks.
Heart Health Risk Factors
By making small changes to your lifestyle you can dramatically reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease. From managing your weight to quitting smoking, reducing your blood cholesterol or your blood pressure, find out more about how to manage your risk factors and check your heart age.