There are 12.3 million people in the UK at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It’s a serious condition that can lead to devastating complications. But most of these people don’t know they’re at risk at all, or what they could be doing to reduce it.

Getting the right advice and support is essential, but you might not know that you can get this advice while you’re doing your weekly shop. Our partners at Tesco offer a free Type 2 diabetes risk assessment service at Tesco pharmacies in Hertfordshire.

The expert pharmacy team there will help you understand your risk of Type 2 diabetes, and give you advice and support on what to do next. Once you understand why you’re at risk, you can take steps to reduce it.

So if you’re worried about your risk of Type 2 diabetes, why not speak to the Tesco pharmacy team next time you’re in store or, alternatively, use Diabetes UK’s free online Know Your Risk tool at https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/.

Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes could be the most important thing you do today.

Peter Shorrick

Midlands and East Regional Head, Diabetes UK