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California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP)

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The purpose of the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success is to improve maternal and fetal birth outcomes. 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.

Gestational Diabetes on the Rise
In California, from 2004 to 2015, the percent of women of reproductive age (ages 15 to 44) with gestational diabetes increased from 5.3 percent to 9.5 percent. The maps below show the percent of women with gestational diabetes at three different time periods: 2004-2006, 2009-2011 and 2013-2015. In 2004-2006, no counties had rates above nine percent. In 2009-2011, ten counties had rates above nine percent. By 2013-2015, more than half the counties had rates above nine percent.

As excess weight of a mother before and during her pregnancy increases the risk for gestational diabetes, please see Healthy Weight Among Women of Reproductive Age for more information and pre-pregnancy weight trend maps.

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