Sweet Success Model of Care adopted by Crestwood Maternity Center
Crestwood Maternity Center initiated a new program designed to help pregnant mothers with diabetes. The Crestwood Maternity Center Sweet Success Associate Program officially opened on March 1, 2011
Sweet Success is a model for improving care for women with diabetes related to reproductive health. The idea was founded in California, funded in that state only by Title V block grant funds through the Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division, and implemented under the auspices of the Regional Perinatal Programs of California. The Model was developed by a statewide group of perinatal experts in 10 California Regions, known as the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP). When the model is implemented at clinical sites in California, they are named Sweet Success Affiliate Programs, which equates to quality services.
Management strategies for the care of women with diabetes related to pregnancy are changing rapidly. Programs must continually seek to improve the knowledge and skills of their staff to stay abreast of the changes and challenges faced in caring for mothers with diabetes. Crestwood Maternity Center Sweet Success Associate Program is a leader in seeking to improve their services through implementing a proven program.
The Sweet Success model of care is an outpatient-based, multidisciplinary education program that can improve pregnancy outcomes for mothers with diabetes and their babies. The model has been proven to be cost-effective with over $5 savings for every $1 spent on education. This model of care is available outside of California and programs that implement the proven quality model are known as Sweet Success Associate Programs. These quality services are now available at Crestwood Maternity Center Sweet Success Associate Program.
The Crestwood Maternity Center Sweet Success program offers counseling to women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Through a one-on-one class with registered nurses and dietitians, expectant moms learn about diabetes management, meal planning, glucose meter use and insulin administration. A physician referral is required and it is covered by most insurance.
To schedule an appointment, call 256.429.5250.
More information about the Sweet Success Program can be found at the following websites:
SSEP Nationwide Website: http://www.sweetsuccessexpress.com/ (Associate Programs/ Conferences/Education Materials/ Newsletters/ more), and the California State Website for CDAPP: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cdapp/ (California Program/Resources/Education Materials/Newsletters/Data & Stats/more).