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PROMAMA®G-Balance

Supports maintenance of healthy blood glucose level during pregnancy


Consult your healthcare practitioner for more information

Promama® G-Balance can also be found at the retail pharmacies of Mount Alvernia Hospital and Thomson Medical Centre.
Every pregnant woman has a chance of developing GDM. In Singapore, 1 in 5 pregnant women is affected by GDM, one of the highest rates in the world1. GDM can negatively affect mother’s and baby’s health. Wyeth® Nutrition introduces PROMAMA® G-Balance, a supplement which contains myoinositol and probiotics, scientifically proven to maintain healthy blood glucose level for pregnant women at risk of GDM.

PROMAMA® G-Balance is Singapore’s 1st maternal supplement to maintain healthy blood glucose levels for pregnant women

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a condition in which high levels of sugar or glucose is first diagnosed during pregnancy, but it is not diabetes.
While it may occur at any time during pregnancy, it is most common after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a condition in which high levels of sugar or glucose is first diagnosed during pregnancy, but it is not diabetes.
While it may occur at any time during pregnancy, it is most common after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

How can Gestational Diabetes affect your pregnancy and baby?

Having Gestational Diabetes might lead to increased risk in:

Excessive birth weight (macrosomia) > 4kg. Increased risk of birth defects and complications during delivery.
High blood pressure can result in pre-eclampsia — a life threatening condition.
Premature birth or stillbirth
Type 2 diabetes in mothers after delivery. GDM mothers are 7 x more likely to become diabetic after delivery1.

Big babies > 4kg, resulting in the need for Caesarean section

Premature birth or stillbirth

Obesity in later life for child

Type 2 diabetes in both the mother and child

  • Macrosomia refers to babies who are born much larger than average for their gestational age.
  • Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to organs.

Who is at a higher risk of contracting Gestational Diabetes?2,3

Pre-pregnancy BMI > 30
Aged 40 or older
Family history of diabetes
Have children who weighed more than 4kg at birth
Have Gestational Diabetes in a previous pregnancy
Pre-pregnancy BMI > 30
Aged 40 or older
Family history of diabetes
Have children who weighed more than 4kg at birth
Have Gestational Diabetes in a previous pregnancy

How do Myo-Inositol & Probiotics help to maintain healthy blood glucose levels?

What is myo-inositol?

Myo-inositol is naturally found in animal and plant cells.

Emerging research suggests myo-inositol supplementation may help to reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes, especially if you’re at high risk4. It can improve the capacity of tissues (such as muscles and fat tissues) to absorb the glucose from your blood into the cells where it can provide energy.


 

What are probiotics?

They are live microorganisms which can confer a health benefit on the human body when ingested. The most commonly used probiotics are:

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium

Supplementation with certain strains of probiotics may help balance the bacteria in your digestive tract and there is some evidence to suggest specific types of probiotics may have a role to help maintain blood glucose level.

References:

1. National University Hospital Facebook. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/NationalUniversityHospital/posts/10153458443612441/

2. Agency for Care Effectiveness (ACE). 2018. Gestational diabetes mellitus – An update on screening, diagnosis and follow-up. Available at http://www.ace-hta.gov.sg/public-data/our-guidance/GDM%20-%20An%20update%20on%20screening,%20diagnosis%20and%20follow-up%20(May%202018).pdf

3. (n.d.). Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gestational-diabetes/

4. Sobota-Grzeszyk, A., Kuźmicki, M., & Szamatowicz, J. (2019). Myoinositol in the Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Is It Sensible? Journal of Diabetes Research, 2019, 1–5. doi: 10.1155/2019/3915253

Usage Instructions

Usage Options

Powder can be diluted in a glass of water (room temperature) or poured directly into mouth

Mixed with water to drink
Poured straight into the mouth

Storage Instruction

Store at room temperature in a dry, cool place (25°C or below). Avoid exposure to heat sources, direct sunlight.

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