In-store Diabetes Risk Assessment Service

Learn if you're at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and what you can do to help keep your risk low with our free in-store service

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What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition which affects over three million people in the UK, but around 11 million are at increased risk of getting it. It occurs when your body doesn't produce enough insulin or the body doesn't react to insulin as it should. Type 2 diabetes is usually linked to your weight, age, ethnicity and family history of the condition. It can lead to serious long-term health problems.

What happens during the risk assessment?

Boots, in association with Diabetes UK, offer an in-store diabetes risk assessment. It's free, quick, easy and confidential. Our fully-trained pharmacy team member will ask you some questions about your health and lifestyle, as well as measure your waist size, weight and height. These will give an indication of your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. Depending on your risk score and answers, we'll recommend ways to help reduce any risk and refer you to your GP as necessary. If you'd prefer, you can complete the risk assessment online

How it works


Pop into store

Have a private consultation with a fully-trained pharmacy team member


Learn your risk factor

We'll tell you if you fall into the low, increased, moderate or high risk group


Chat through results and next steps

We'll offer lifestyle and health advice to help reduce any risk

How can Boots help reduce my risk of Type 2 diabetes?

We can offer you personalised advice on helping reduce any risk or keeping your risk low. If you fall into the moderate or high risk category, we'll refer you to your GP.

Benefits of the service

  • Location: Available at over 2,000 pharmacies, some open seven days a week
  • Flexible: No need for an appointment*
  • Personalised: One-on-one advice tailored to you

*Subject to pharmacy team member availability