California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program
The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success provides comprehensive technical support and education to medical personnel and community liaisons to assist in promoting improved pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and women who develop diabetes while pregnant, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). These medical providers who undergo standardized training and provide direct patient care to women with diabetes while pregnant become known as CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates. Diabetes is a complication for up to 7-14% of pregnant women. The program’s goal is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality for this high risk group to approximate the outcomes of the low–risk perinatal population. The program was initially established in 1983 as a part of the Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC). The Regional CDAPP Programs providing consultation and education for CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates ended on June 30, 2012. A new statewide CDAPP Sweet Success Resource and Training Center was established starting July 1, 2012 to support and train our CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates.