Lidl Ireland to offer free diabetes screening to customers and staff at several locations across the country over next three months
LIDL Ireland will offer free diabetes screening for staff and customers at several of their shops across the country over the next three months.
The supermarket has teamed up with Diabetes Ireland for an intensive community screening programme aimed at raising awareness of the growing numbers being diagnosed with Prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
The screening service kicked off on Monday – and will be available at ten Irish locations for customers in the coming weeks.
And staff can avail of it at 92 stores, warehouses and offices across the country.
The number of people living with diabetes here is estimated to be 225,840 according to research from Diabetes Ireland.
As well as screenings being offered to the public, 5,000 Lidl staff who are part of their Health & Wellness programme will also be tested on the purpose built Lidl double decker bus travelling around Ireland.
Lidl employees can book their appointments online, and will involve a personal and family history questionnaire.
It will also involve a finger prick test, BMI measurements and waist circumference measurements with the analysis of the medical data provided immediately and confidentially to the employee.
Meanwhile customer screenings are located in an adjacent area and will involve a diabetes risk assessment and screening.
No appointment is necessary and specialist Diabetes Ireland personnel will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on the condition.
Locations across all four provinces will be visited before the programme wraps up in September.
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