Production of special purpose products for patients with diabetes mellitus


  • Iryna VLASENKO The Vinnytsia Trade and Economic Institute of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics
  • Volodymyr VLASENKO Vinnytsia Institute of Trade and Economics of Kiev National University of Trade and Economics


diabetes mellitus, special foods, sugar substitutes, diabetic wares


Background. Diabetes mellitus is a disease that affects about 3 % of the Earth's population. Food plays an important role for the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus. The analysis of trends in the world market for products shows an annual increase of the range of traditional food products by 2–3 %, and products of health nutrition – by 40–50 %.
Analysis of recent research and publications. The substantiation of the value of nutrition and its impact on health, the development of prophylactic orientation products were studied by G. Simaha, N. Naumenko, A. Dorokhovich, A. Murzin, I. Fedun and K. Novitsky.
The aim of the work is to review the state of food supply for people with diabetes mellitus in Ukraine, and trends in the development of this segment of the market.
Material and methods. Methods of scientific cognition, analysis and synthesis, comparison and generalization, induction and deduction, works of national and foreign scientists, methods of statistical analysis, monographic, abstract-logical, calculation-constructive and balance are applied.
Results. For the production of diabetic products, a variety of natural nutritional supplements are used that can not only lower blood sugar levels but also have a positive effect on the body as a whole. These additives include steviosid, maltitol, inulin.
More and more bakery products are made from spelt, which has high protein content, amino acids, fiber, rich vitamin composition.
The production technology of sour milk drinks with leaven on the basis of probiotic cultures of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, biologically active substances and food fibers, synbiotic complexes is considered perspective and promising.
Conclusion. In Ukraine, there is an urgent need to take measures at the state level to improve the status of provision of special products for people with diabetes mellitus.
Today, the segment of the specialty products market for patients with diabetes mellitus is not wide enough and is represented predominantly by sweets, bakery and macaroni products.
The development of food with natural sweeteners and sugar supplements of vegetable origin is an actual and promising direction of production technology.
The development of a special-purpose product segment for people with diabetes will mainly focus on the use of natural vegetable sweeteners and useful nutritional supplements that will help stabilize blood sugar and improve metabolic processes in the body.

Author Biographies

Iryna VLASENKO, The Vinnytsia Trade and Economic Institute of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Commodity Studies, Expertise and Trade Business

Volodymyr VLASENKO, Vinnytsia Institute of Trade and Economics of Kiev National University of Trade and Economics

Doctor of Sciences (Biological), Professorat the Department of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Business


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How to Cite

VLASENKO І., & VLASENKO В. (2018). Production of special purpose products for patients with diabetes mellitus. NTERNATIONAL CIENTIFIC-RACTICAL OURNAL OMMODITIES ND ARKETS, 28(4), 47–56. etrieved from