California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP)

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.

Gestational Diabetes

pregnant2Gestational (jes-TAY-shun-ul) diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful. When you are pregnant, too much glucose is not good for your baby. (Spanish)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

WIC during Pregnancy

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) | Food and Nutrition Service

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.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children Program

Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy nutrition: Healthy-Eating Basics

Smart food choices are the cornerstone of pregnancy nutrition. Find out what and how much to eat.

Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. After all, the food you eat is your baby’s main source of nutrition. Smart choices about pregnancy nutrition can help you promote your baby’s growth and development.