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California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success Fact Sheet

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  • Improve pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnant women who have diabetes or who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
  • Reduce fetal deaths and neonatal and maternal complications due to diabetes.


  • Diabetes is a complication for 3-14 percent of women during pregnancy.
  • Pregnant women with diabetes are at high risk for maternal complications and their infants are at risk for congenital malformations or stillbirth.
  • Appropriate prenatal care and diabetes control can reduce or prevent these problems for pregnant women and their infants.

Program Activities

California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success Resource and Training Center: 

  • Develops updates and disseminates CDAPP Sweet Success: Guidelines for Care which provides guidelines to care for women with diabetes before and during pregnancy. 
  • Recruits, educates, and provides technical assistance to CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates who provide clinical care to pregnant women with diabetes.  Clinical care by CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates includes comprehensive individualized services such as outpatient health education, nutrition, psychosocial and medical services to pre-pregnant and pregnant women with diabetes. 
  • Develops professional and patient education materials, resources and ethnic/language specific materials for high-risk populations.
  • Develops appropriate cultural and ethnic materials for the diverse California Population and promotes awareness of the importance of preconception care for women with pre-existing diabetes.
  • Collaborates with the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program, (CPSP), the California Diabetes Program (CDP) and other appropriate networks.

Who Benefits

  • 3-14 percent of California women who have diabetes during pregnancy, and their infants.
  • Cost savings to all Californians since every $1.00 spent on the program saves over $5.00 in other costs.

Who Provides Services

CDAPP Sweet Success Affiliates including physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, and other health care professionals. To locate assistance in your area, please see the CDAPP Sweet Success Resource and Training Center website at: http://www.cdappsweetsuccess.org


CDAPP Sweet Success is funded by Federal Title V MCH Block Grant Funds administered. through California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health.

Last modified on: 1/9/2013 3:18 PM