Dough­nut ra­geof di­a­betes group

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS - BY ELLA PICK­OVER

Krispy Kreme has been at­tacked for the tim­ing of its pro­mo­tional give­away of dough­nuts on World Di­a­betes Day.

The dough­nut gi­ant dished out 36,000 free dough­nuts in cen­tral London through the UberEats app. But the tim­ing of the give­away has been ques­tioned by the Na­tional Obe­sity Fo­rum.

Tam Fry, chair­man of the Na­tional Obe­sity Fo­rum, said: “I’m speech­less. What a des­per­ately un­think­ing and stupid idea to pick World Di­a­betes Day to strut its sug­ary stuff.”

The pro­mo­tion was so pop­u­lar that UberEats re­ceived tens of thou­sands of or­ders in just a few min­utes.

Ac­cord­ing to NHS Eng­land there are 3.8 mil­lion peo­ple with di­a­betes - nine in 10 cases are type 2 di­a­betes.

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