Diabetic Candy Market Size & Share, by Sweetening Agent (Synthetic, Natural); Distribution Channel (Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, Retail Pharmacies, Online and) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2029

  • Report ID: 3167
  • Published Date: Feb 09, 2023
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Diabetic Candy Market Highlights 2021-2029

The Diabetic Candy Market is estimated to grow with a moderate CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029. The rapid accelerating trend of healthy eating and an increasing prevalence of diabetes among adults and children has resulted in a growing demand for sugar-free products such as diabetic candy. Apart from diabetes, the consumption of the high amount of sugar is related with the incidences of several other diseases that include obesity, and other cardiovascular diseases, these are major factors that are surging the demand for diabetic candy market across the globe. An increasing number of diabetic cases has also created an enormous opportunity for sugar-free confectionery. According to the data collected from American Diabetes Association, in 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population, had diabetes in the country. The growth is attributed to the widespread impression that the sugar-free version of the products is healthier than the conventional counterparts. Over the past few years, health organizations approved the incorporation of sugar substitutes, such as saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame, sucralose, stevia, sorbitol, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates. As a result, sugar-free confectionery manufacturers are expected to increase spending on incorporating the above-mentioned alcohol ingredients into the finished goods. The growing healthcare expenditure globally has resulted in the growth of the market, the investments in production of diabetic candies, health conscious consumers are leading to market growth. Moreover, increasing social media penetration and with that awareness about diabetic candies is increasing, this in turn has resulted in the overall market growth of diabetic candies. 


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The market is segmented based on sweetening agent into natural and synthetic, out of which, the synthetic segment is anticipated to grab the largest share by the end of 2021 on account of increased demand which has driven manufacturers to provide sugar-free alternatives in their product. Moreover, natural sweeteners are widely being adopted as an adjuvant sweetening agent as these are considered healthier and is projected to contribute to the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

On the basis of distribution channel, the supermarkets and hypermarkets segment in the global diabetic candy market is projected to grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the one-stop shopping experience these channels offer to their customers. These big-box stores provide consumers with all the goods they require under one roof.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth


According to the statistics by the World Health Organization, the global per capita healthcare expenditure amounted to USD 1,064.741 in the year 2017. The worldwide healthcare expenditure per person grew from USD 864.313 in 2008 to USD 1,110.841 in 2018, where the U.S. is the top country that amounted to healthcare expenditure of USD 10, 623.85 per capita in 2018. As of 2018, the domestic general government healthcare spending in the U.S. was USD 5355.79, which grew from USD 3515.82 in 2008. These are some of the factors responsible for market growth over the past few years. Moreover, as per the projections by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the estimated average annual percent change related to National Health Expenditures (NHE) in the U.S. was 5.2% in 2020 as compared to 2019 (4.5%). Furthermore, the National Health Expenditures are projected to reach USD 6,192.5 Billion in 2028, where the per capita expenditure is estimated to touch USD 17,611 in the same year. These are notable indicators that are anticipated to create lucrative business opportunities in upcoming years.

Diabetic Candy Market Regional Synopsis

Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the increasing awareness about diabetic candy and increasing cases of diabetes in the region. The growth can also be attributed to the increased willingness to pay a premium price for confectionery products among the middle-class population in emerging economies, such as China and India, as the overall income increases in these countries. Furthermore, in 2021, the market in North America is evaluated to occupy the largest share in terms of revenue, owing to the growing obesity and chronic diseases issues in the region, especially United States. According to the CDC National Centre for Health Statistics, the prevalence of obesity was 42.4% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. Furthermore, increased awareness among buyers regarding sugar-free alternatives among health-conscious consumers of the U.S. and Canada is expected to remain a favourable factor for the regional market growth.


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The global diabetic candy market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global diabetic candy market includes the following segments:

By Sweetening Agent

  • Synthetic
  • Natural

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets and hypermarkets
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Rising awareness regarding sugar-free diet among consumers
  • Increasing prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases


  • Adverse side-effects associated with the use

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Dr. John's Healthy Sweets LLC
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Abdallah Candies Inc.
  • Asher’s Chocolate Co.
  • Sugarless Confectionery
  • Diabetic Candy.com, LLC
  • Russell Stover Chocolates, Inc.



In the News

  • January 2020: Russell Stover Chocolates Inc. announced that it plans to expand facilities in Corsicana, TX, and Abilene and Iola, KS, aiming to add approximately 300 jobs in total in these three locations.
  • May 2019: The maker of Dr. John’s sugar-free sweets opens Michigan factory, in the United States, the investment in 22,000-sq.-ft. facility totaled $2.3 million.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 3167
  • Published Date: Feb 09, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising awareness regarding sugar-free diet among consumers and increasing prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases are the key factors driving market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a moderate CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029.

Adverse side-effects associated with the use of the diabetic candy is estimated to hamper market growth.

The market in Asia Pacific region will provide ample growth opportunities owing to the increasing awareness about diabetic candy and increasing cases of diabetes in the region.

The major players dominating the diabetic candy market are Abdallah Candies Inc., Asher’s Chocolate Co., Sugarless Confectionery, Diabetic Candy.com, LLC among others.

The company profiles are selected on the basis of revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by sweetening agent, distribution channel and region.

With respect to distribution channel, the supermarkets and hypermarkets segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share owing to the growing preference among individuals for speciality treatment facilities for rare diseases.

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