Doughnut rage of diabetes group
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.