SSEP Always Needs Your Help
Please consider a donation to support our projects
SSEP is managed by a nine member Board of Directors and a twenty-two member Advosory Council
who volunteer their time and expertise to help others.
We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish.
Each of you that contribute to our efforts are also part of this success.
Your contributions support our services which include:
Developing and publishing education materials for patients and professionals
Collaborate with other specialty organizations that have like missions to plan
and present conferences for health professionals
Devleop and publish a quarterly newsletter
Offer membership programs with benefits
Maintain a website
SSEP values the work of the diabetes educators and recognize special diabetes educators.
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SSEP: A Nonprofit Corporation
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Donations are Tax Deductible
100% of your donated dollars is used for education materials,
conferences and seminars.
Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Much of our work is done in Native American populations
Increasing the knowledge of health providers can save lives, improve pregnancy outcomes
Improve the Quality Health of Women and their families in the Future
MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM
Approximately 150,000 women have diabetes during pregnancy each year.
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic - with 1/3 of the children in the US being overweight.
African Americans, East Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans have the highest rate of diabetes during pregnancy.
At least 50% of the women who have gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years.
These mothers and their infants are at increased risk for:
Birth defects; Unexplained Stillbirth; Pre-term Labor; Macrosomia; Birth trauma
Increased special care nursery days for infant; Increased hospitalization stays
Type 2 diabetes later in life for women with a history of GDM
Childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes for offspring
Women with diabetes can have healthy pregnancies with optimal outcomes
We can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and obesity