Health Check Roadshow 2019


We've been visiting cities and towns across the country with our team of experts. Whether you think you could be at risk of diabetes or want healthy lifestyle advice, we’re here to help.

Coming to a town near you

During January 2019, we travelled up and down the country, offering a free mini health check in 28 Sainsbury's stores. We offered a blood pressure check and type 2 diabetes screening, as well as a chance to get expert advice around anything from stopping smoking to losing weight.

Do you know your risk of type 2 diabetes?

There are an estimated 1.1 million people in the UK living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, and we want to help find those as risk, and help them to manage their condition if they do have it.

We've been carrying out type 2 diabetes screening for over 15 years and have completed tests for over 1.5 million people, providing advice and ongoing support.

What does a screening involve?

The test just costs £5.00 and only takes a few minutes to complete.

  • It starts with one-on-one time with a member of our healthcare team in a private consultation room, where they will ask you some questions about your lifestyle and family history.
  • If you are at risk of type 2 diabetes you will be asked to take a finger prick blood test and a blood pressure test.
  • You’ll then be given your results and expert advice on how to manage your condition or reduce your risk.
  • In some cases, you may be referred to your GP for further testing and advice.