Tesco Bromley questioned after offering chocolate hamper as 1st prize in diabetes raffle

Tesco Bromley questioned after offering chocolate hamper as 1st prize in diabetes raffle

Tesco Bromley questioned after offering chocolate hamper as 1st prize in diabetes raffle

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Tesco in Bromley has been snapped offering a chocolate hamper as first prize in a diabetes raffle. 

One customer tweeted photos taken at the supermarket after finding a bit of irony in the fact a group of diseases often associated with sugar and health risks was being supported by one of the sweetest foods around.

The store was shown to be running the contest in support of charity Diabetes UK, and listed rose wine as second, third, and fourth prizes. 

The Twitter user posted: 

Do you think chocolate is an appropriate offering in a diabetes competition? 

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10:24am Mon 18 Aug 14

C¥dne¥ says...

My son has diabetes type 1 and he can have chocolate as long as he as his insulin jab for it. I don't really see the big deal as long as people with diabetes counteract with insulin then its fine
My son has diabetes type 1 and he can have chocolate as long as he as his insulin jab for it. I don't really see the big deal as long as people with diabetes counteract with insulin then its fine C¥dne¥
  • Score: 16

10:48am Mon 18 Aug 14

zampa says...

C¥dne¥
You are absolutely correct. I have Diabetes Type1, no problem eating chocolate at all. If your son has not already done the DAFNE course (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating), it is worth while doing.
C¥dne¥ You are absolutely correct. I have Diabetes Type1, no problem eating chocolate at all. If your son has not already done the DAFNE course (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating), it is worth while doing. zampa
  • Score: 18

10:52am Mon 18 Aug 14

the wall says...

C¥dne¥ wrote:
My son has diabetes type 1 and he can have chocolate as long as he as his insulin jab for it. I don't really see the big deal as long as people with diabetes counteract with insulin then its fine
This ^^^^^

I think 'clock face' is not sure how diabetes can be managed.
[quote][p][bold]C¥dne¥[/bold] wrote: My son has diabetes type 1 and he can have chocolate as long as he as his insulin jab for it. I don't really see the big deal as long as people with diabetes counteract with insulin then its fine[/p][/quote]This ^^^^^ I think 'clock face' is not sure how diabetes can be managed. the wall
  • Score: -10

11:12am Mon 18 Aug 14

madras says...

The 'chocolate hamper' looks more like a bunch of cr@p scooped off the cheapo shelves - about as 'quality' as the white board advertising the raffle!
The 'chocolate hamper' looks more like a bunch of cr@p scooped off the cheapo shelves - about as 'quality' as the white board advertising the raffle! madras
  • Score: 7

1:39pm Mon 18 Aug 14

derby1971 says...

where in the article does it mention type 1 diabetes ?
where in the article does it mention type 1 diabetes ? derby1971
  • Score: 3

2:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Diddy86 says...

derby1971 wrote:
where in the article does it mention type 1 diabetes ?
Where does it mention type 2?
[quote][p][bold]derby1971[/bold] wrote: where in the article does it mention type 1 diabetes ?[/p][/quote]Where does it mention type 2? Diddy86
  • Score: 8

5:03pm Mon 18 Aug 14

charlight123 says...

I don't see any problem with this prize and this article just reinforces the misinformation around Diabetes. There are 2 types of diabetes and Diabetes UK supports both types. Type 1 is not a disease associated with or caused by sugar - it is an autoimmune disease. Type 1's can eat chocolate provided they inject for the amount of carbs it contains and so unless the raffle expressively said it was raising money for Type 2 diabetes then there is no issue. The media should be raising awareness of both types of diabetes not misinforming the public and spreading the myth that all diabetics can't eat chocolate and that the condition is lifestyle/diet related.
I don't see any problem with this prize and this article just reinforces the misinformation around Diabetes. There are 2 types of diabetes and Diabetes UK supports both types. Type 1 is not a disease associated with or caused by sugar - it is an autoimmune disease. Type 1's can eat chocolate provided they inject for the amount of carbs it contains and so unless the raffle expressively said it was raising money for Type 2 diabetes then there is no issue. The media should be raising awareness of both types of diabetes not misinforming the public and spreading the myth that all diabetics can't eat chocolate and that the condition is lifestyle/diet related. charlight123
  • Score: 16

5:37pm Mon 18 Aug 14

derby1971 says...

Do you not think maybe a book or a DVD might be a more appropriate prize. That much chocolate isn't really going to help anyone, diabetic or not. Yes, everything in moderation, but how many of us have said 'I'll just have a little square of chocolate', and then eaten the whole bar ?
Do you not think maybe a book or a DVD might be a more appropriate prize. That much chocolate isn't really going to help anyone, diabetic or not. Yes, everything in moderation, but how many of us have said 'I'll just have a little square of chocolate', and then eaten the whole bar ? derby1971
  • Score: -4

9:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

C¥dne¥ says...

zampa wrote:
C¥dne¥
You are absolutely correct. I have Diabetes Type1, no problem eating chocolate at all. If your son has not already done the DAFNE course (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating), it is worth while doing.
My son does this carb counting with everything he has a ratio of 15 carbs per 1 unit, much easier and definitely better for my son :-)
[quote][p][bold]zampa[/bold] wrote: C¥dne¥ You are absolutely correct. I have Diabetes Type1, no problem eating chocolate at all. If your son has not already done the DAFNE course (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating), it is worth while doing.[/p][/quote]My son does this carb counting with everything he has a ratio of 15 carbs per 1 unit, much easier and definitely better for my son :-) C¥dne¥
  • Score: 8

8:24am Tue 19 Aug 14

Toolbox69 says...

Someone once said to me, if you go looking for the bad, you will always find it. If you look for the good, the bad things that matter will stand out. That is one of the problems with society today - always looking for a reason to knock someone/something.

Maybe Tesco should just rebrand their raffle as simply a raffle where Tesco keeps any profit.
Someone once said to me, if you go looking for the bad, you will always find it. If you look for the good, the bad things that matter will stand out. That is one of the problems with society today - always looking for a reason to knock someone/something. Maybe Tesco should just rebrand their raffle as simply a raffle where Tesco keeps any profit. Toolbox69
  • Score: 8

9:46am Tue 19 Aug 14

the wall says...

derby1971 wrote:
Do you not think maybe a book or a DVD might be a more appropriate prize. That much chocolate isn't really going to help anyone, diabetic or not. Yes, everything in moderation, but how many of us have said 'I'll just have a little square of chocolate', and then eaten the whole bar ?
The winner doesn't have to eat all the chocolate in one go, they could also give some way.
[quote][p][bold]derby1971[/bold] wrote: Do you not think maybe a book or a DVD might be a more appropriate prize. That much chocolate isn't really going to help anyone, diabetic or not. Yes, everything in moderation, but how many of us have said 'I'll just have a little square of chocolate', and then eaten the whole bar ?[/p][/quote]The winner doesn't have to eat all the chocolate in one go, they could also give some way. the wall
  • Score: -10

10:08am Wed 20 Aug 14

reasonable75 says...

But the raffle was to raise funds - people without diabetes might enter
But the raffle was to raise funds - people without diabetes might enter reasonable75
  • Score: 17

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