Diabetic Food is the diet which is recommended for individuals with high blood glucose or diabetes mellitus. It usually consists of edible products which are rich in refined carbohydrates and have low sugar content. Different individuals living with diabetes are recommended different types of diet based on their condition. In cases of hypoglycemia many are recommended to have a diet which increases their blood glucose level rapidly and in other cases, individuals suffering from diabetes mellitus are recommended to have a diet which reduces their high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates intake.
Major technological shifts in the manufacturing processes and the use of advanced machinery are anticipated to positively affect the market growth. Many firms are investing in creating android and iPhone applications to help the individuals living with diabetes to better manage their health. These applications include BG Monitor Diabetes, Blue Loop, Calorie Counter PRO, Diabetes in Check and Diabetes Tracker. These applications help people to set reminders, create graphs and spreadsheets of their data, calculate their calorie intake, insulin requirements and track their progress.
A wide range of applications results in diabetic food market being exposed to a host of regulations. Agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Council of Europe (CoE), have issued several directives and regulations governing the entire length of the value chain. Agencies such as FDA and CoE govern the diabetic food used for food contact applications. These agencies govern the diabetic ingredients, such as additives that are used for processing the final products.
Diabetic food market revenue by region, 2015 (USD Million)
Diabetes is prominent among people with a higher age and is less prominent among youngsters. Growing health concerns and an uptrend in health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and digestive disorders have prompted consumers to opt for such diabetic food solutions. Rising health consciousness coupled with diabetic food promoting activities is expected to drive the overall market over the forecast period. Human beings in the age group of 40 to 70, consume diabetic food in their daily life to prevent themselves from any diabetes related illness type.
Asia Pacific is slated to witness the significant demand ahead of developed regions such as North America and Europe. China is projected to lead the regional market in terms of diabetic food demand. R&D initiatives to develop efficient diabetic food offer high opportunities for the industry participants, both existing as well as new entrants. These R&D initiatives include developing diabetic food which is rich in fibers, consists of beneficial bacteria (bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria), low glycemic index, and low calories.
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