The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) 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 know as 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 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.