Published By : 12 May 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Diabetes is considered as one of the most common disorder among the population worldwide. At present, the hectic and changing lifestyle and demanding jobs are the key factors leading to increasing incidences of diabetics and cardiovascular disorders among youths. The rising case of diabetes has created awareness regarding this lifestyle disorder and has encouraged the patients to take several preventive measures, including intake of medicines, and opting for diabetic food.
In the last few years, the diabetic population has been increasing substantially due to the stress, high intake of junk food, and hectic lifestyle. In addition, the rising youth population and growing cases of juvenile diabetics have further encouraged the global food industry to expand their product portfolio and offer some diabetic-friendly food.
As a result, several global food manufacturers offer a wide range of diabetic-friendly food products, which can be categorized into:
In addition, the food manufacturers are making efforts to introduce innovative products to expand their segment of diabetic confectionery and other baked products. The food manufacturers, across the globe, are also introducing food products comprising low-calorie and sugar substitutes in order to encourage safe and healthy eating. The major artificial sweeteners used by several manufacturers are Neo-tame, Aspartame, and Acesulfame.
In the last few years, North America dominated the global market for diabetic food market and is estimated to remain in the topmost position in the near future. The rapid growth of this region can be attributed to the rising awareness among the population to lead a healthy lifestyle and intake of low-calorie food. The growing applications of diabetic food are the key opportunities for the major players operating in the global diabetic food market. However, the high cost of products is one of the key factors, which is projected to curb the growth of the global market in the next few years.
The prominent players engaged in the global market for diabetic food include Kellogg Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestle S.A., David Chapman's Ice Cream Limited, Mars, Inc., PepsiCo Inc., Cadbury plc., Fifty 50 Foods, Inc., and Unilever Plc.