Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program CPSP (Sweet Success)

Prenatal Services Program CPSP Sweet Success

Sweet Success is a California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program. The Sweet Success program is for you if:

  • You have diabetes and want to become pregnant, or
  • You have diabetes and are already pregnant, or
  • You have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes

The Sweet Success Program will help you manage your diabetes. Managing your diabetes will give you the best chance to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. The Sweet Success team are experts in diabetes. Your team may include any or all of the following:

  • A dietician
  • A nurse
  • A social worker/behavioral medicine specialist
  • A doctor, and
  • YOU!

Your team’s goals are to help you:

  • Control your blood sugars
  • Make healthy eating choices
  • Exercise daily
  • Deal/cope with stress and worries
  • Manage your weight

Keeping Your Blood Sugar Normal is Very Important
Diabetes control is important to both you and your baby. In the Sweet Success Program you will learn ways to keep your blood sugar numbers within a set range.

Uncontrolled blood sugars during pregnancy puts you at risk for:

  • Cesarean section
  • Long or difficult labor
  • Preeclampsia (high blood pressure)
  • Premature delivery
  • Other pregnancy complications
  • Complications if you have preexisting diabetes
  • Developing type 2 diabetes sooner

Uncontrolled blood sugars during pregnancy puts your baby at risk for:

  • Birth injury
  • Nerve damage to face and arms
  • Stillbirth
  • Low blood sugar after birth
  • Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes later in life