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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 .

The CDAPP Sweet Success program goals are:

  • To reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality for this high risk group to approximate the outcomes of the low–risk perinatal population. 
  • To promote quality medical management, psychosocial and nutrition interventions for women with diabetes, or for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy so their pregnancy outcomes match those of women in the general population with respect to:
    • Intrauterine growth patterns
    • Birth defects
    • Morbidity and mortality of both mother and infant
  • To prevent the complications of diabetes while pregnant
  • To promote healthy lifestyle changes in order to prevent recurrent gestational diabetes, or development of diabetes after pregnancy
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