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J Perinatol. 1992 Jun;12(2):173-80.

The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program: implementation of a multicenter experience with diabetic pregnancies.

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Sharp Memorial Hospital Perinatal Center, San Diego, CA 92123.


The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) began in 1984 as a multicenter, collaborative project with support provided by the state Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Branch. Between its inception and 1988, it expanded from three to eight perinatal regions, making the CDAPP model of care available to patients in 19 clinical affiliate sites. The care was provided by a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, a diabetes educator, a registered dietician, a social worker, and appropriate consultants. The elements of this model of care included comprehensive patient education, active patient participation in care, maternal and perinatal medical assessment, and collection of standardized patient information adequate to allow a programmatic and medical evaluation of the CDAPP. Despite impressive growth of the program by December 1988, statewide implementation of CDAPP is incomplete.

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