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Featuring SSEP Education Materials & Services for health professionals


​​​​​​​​​​​​​Within this page are a variety of resources and links to downloads that you can use professionally and to assist your patients.

Access items previously developed by SSEP.  Archieved newsletters are below.  See the "products" website page for professional and patient materials.  

There are also numerous free resources and patient materials on a variety of subjects.  These are listed alphabetically by the resource group or subject.  Direct website links and download links are provided when available: click on underlined or buttons below.  

SSEP Resources

Diabetes & Pregnancy Self-Study Modules - 40 CE Credits.  Online format - contact 
Details for all professional and patient resources on the product page.  

SSEP Newsletters 
2015 Winter - Why Breastfeed
2015 Spring - The Gut Microbiome & "Omics" Technology: Impact on Diabetes and Reproductive Health
2015 Summer - Memorial to Deborah Rice & 2 NIH Reports
2015 Fall - SSE 2015 Conference & Guidelines for Diagnoses of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy
2016 Winter - Treating Low Blood Sugar in Newborn (Page 2) 
2016 Spring - SSEP 2016 Nov. Conference; Special Tests in Diabetes & Pregnancy

2016 Summer - Maternal Folate Levels may Reduce Child Obesity Risk; Healthy Diet may Reduce High B/P Risk after GDM

2016 Fall - 2016 November Conference review and thank you to our sponsors and speakers
2017 Winter- Insulin Therapy Myths  

2017 Spring - Guidelines in Pregnancy after Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery 
2017 Summer -Lipohypertrophy - New ACOG Technical Bulletin on  GDM  

2017 Fall - 2017 November Research Conference review; Oral Hypoglycemics
2018 Winter  - Lactation and Progression to Type 2 after GDM 
2018 Spring  ​- Patient-centered care: What is it?

2018 Summer- High Thyroid Hormone Level in Early Pregnancy Linked to GDM

2018 Fall- High Blood Sugar During Pregnancy Ups Risk of Mother's Type 2 DM, Child Obesity

2019 Winter- Sweet Success Express Conf: Perinatal Diabetes - Power of the Team, ABQ, NM - April 25-26, 2019  
2019 Spring - Sweet Success Express: Focus on Patient-Centered Care Annual Conf. Nov. 7-9, 2019

2019 Fall-2019 SSE Post-Conf. Follow-up & Sponsor Recognition

2020 Winter -Perinatal Diabetes: Defining Team Management (Denver); Early GDM & Outcomes

2020 Spring - SSEP SUPPORTS COVID-19 CAUTIONS Recognizing Opportunities:  Making our Days Count Challenge

2020 Summer - SSEP Recorded Virtual Conference - November 9, 2020



 Standards of Care  
(Click below to Download resource)
Diabetes Guidelines - Chapter 9: Diabetes in Pegnancy - 2007 
Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes – 2016

ADA- Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes - 2014
Diagnosis of Diabetes Position Statement - 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics:
Clinical Report:  Postnatal Glucose Homeostasis in Late-Preterm and Term Infants - 2011
Evidence Table for 2013 ADA- 
Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes 
2013 - Practice Bulletin 137 - GDM 
2013 - Diagnostic Criteria of Hyperglycemia first Detected in Pregnancy 


 Patient Handouts 

Gestational Diabetes Booklet: Focus on Meal Planning
    By CommuniCare Health Centers, Davis, CA
Click on desired language below for appropriate booklet 


Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant?
US Department of Health and Human Services  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Tip Sheet 

"A fabulous website for people with diabetes to learn and to share.
By health professionals. For beginners, experts, and everyone in between!" 

GlucoMenu is for patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes - 
Eat Right, Exercise Daily, Live Better

Foods to Avoid When You are Pregnant 

Herbs & Spices to Avoid While Pregnant

Patient Education Videos 
Milner-Fenwick- The Patient Education People 
Standard or extended version of Gestational Diabetes management;

teaches pregnant women who have gestational diabetes self-management.
​An Excellent Resource.

Managing Morning Sickness: A Survival Guide for Pregnant Women  


   Breastfeeding Information Links  


A Mother’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding(click to download) 
This new flyer was developed to bridge the gap between mothers’ hopes for breastfeeding and
the low exclusive breastfeeding rates we see in Los Angeles County hospitals. 

Baby Friendly Breastfeeding Guide (Your Guide to Breastfeeding, 2009) 

​Indian Health Service Breastfeeding Handouts
Breastfeeding is Best for your Baby

Breastfeeding Toolkit:  Providing Education on Breastfeeding​

Click for Link to complete IHS website offerings on Breastfeeding information   


Other Tools, click links below

Birth Defect Research for Women
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. (BDRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides parents

and expectant parents with information about birth defects and support services for their children.

BDRC has a parent-matching program that links families who have children with similar birth defects.
Birth Defects National Registry 

Compliance Scale 
The Compliance Scale developed by Susan Rasmussen, RN and Colleen Johnson, RD who manage the Perinatal Outpatient Services/Sweet Success Program at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, California, may be downloaded and copied. “The objective of this compliance scale is to provide the Healthcare Provider with accurate and measurable information regarding a patient's participation in the program.” For more information, contact Susan directly at 

A1C to Mgdl Conversion Chart

mg/dL to mmol/L Conversion Chart

​​Cord Blood Banking 
Promotes the benefits of public cord blood banking and provides the latest up-to-date information 

and free resources for expecting parents
Download a free guide to Cord Blood Banking 
Cord blood treats over 80 diseases including leukemia and lymphoma. 
Donations are painless and are being used to save the lives of children and adults around the world.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Videos 
Developed by Kaiser Permanente
English and Spanish versions available 

 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Toolkit
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

The Gold Standard Companion to Academy’s Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline
Sharmila Chatterjee MSc, MS, RD, LD, CDE; Maria Duarte-Gardea, PhD, RD; Alyce M. Thomas, RD
The Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Toolkit is designed to assist the registered dietitian in implementing the Academy’s Gestational

Diabetes Mellitus Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.  The toolkit is a great resource for new dietitians, students and those needing to learn

more about the nutrition care  of those with GDM.
The toolkit includes:  

A sample initial and follow-up progress note for documentation that utilizes the Academy's Nutrition Care Process and Standardized Language
An interactive progress note option for documenting electronically into a PDF file. 
Three comprehensive case studies highlighting the care of a patient on insulin, oral medication and no medication.
An outline of the Encounter Process for patients/clients with GDM for initial and follow-up encounters.
List of GDM-related client education and professional materials.
Forms to monitor outcomes for 20 patients/clients which contain automatic calculations and graphs illustrating the progress of anthropometric,

behavioral and biochemical outcomes.

Herbal Use during Pregnancy


TAKE CONTROL - National Smoker’s Helpline 
California Smokers’ Helpline - A free service funded by Prop 99 
1-800-NO-BUTTS (English)      1-800-45-NO=FUME (Spanish) 
Helpline services are available in English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese
as well as a TDD line for the hard of hearing.
There are also specialized services for teens and pregnant women, as well as a line for tobacco chewers. 
Services are free to anyone in California. 
1-800 QUITE-NOW (1-800-784-8669) – Call. It’s FREE. It works. 


Organizations supporting the same work as SSEP 

American Diabetes Association 
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes
​research, information and advocacy.

American Pregnancy Association
 The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and

pregnancy wellness through education, support, advocacy, and community awareness. 

Healthy Smiles for kids of Orange County
Healthy Smiles – Healthy teeth begin at birth. For kids of Orange County California 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International presents research, publications, advocacy, and how to get involved

Link:  Type I Patient Handbook available for download on their resource page 

LifeScan, Inc. 
LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson Company, makes products to help improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.

March of Dimes  
The March of Dimes is leading the way to find answers by supporting research into the causes of premature birth.  
Did you know that premature birth is the leading cause of new born death in the first month of life?
Because premature birth can happen to any pregnant woman.
n nearly half the cases, the causes are unknown.  I am joining the fight, and so can you.

Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology - 
alleviating pain, restoring health and extending 
life for millions of people around the world. 


Mini Pharmacy Sweet Expectations Program 
Mini Pharmacy has mail order supplies as part of a complete care program designed especially for diabetic patients.


Mothertobaby CA  

Providing Pregnancy Risk Information to promote a healthier pregnancy
Teratology is the study of birth defects caused by exposures or substances taken during pregnancy.

The Pregnancy Risk Information Line is a statewide service operated by the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS). 
Their goal is to promote healthy pregnancies through education and research. 
The service provides FREE information about the following exposures during pregnancy: over-the-counter Medications,

Prescription Medications, Vitamins/Supplements, Alcohol/Recreational Drugs, Vaccinations or Immunizations,

Diseases or Infections, Chemicals, Pesticides, Occupational Exposures, Paternal Exposures.

CTIS also provides information about the effects of medications taken while breastfeeding.

This service is offered to the general public, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, women planning their pregnancy, fathers, physicians, genetic counselors, midwives, nurses, social workers, and other health care providers.

The information and counseling is provided in a non-directive, and non-judgmental manner.

To speak with a counselor about your questions call: 1-800-532-3749 (in California) or send an email via the website.

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lancets, cholesterol monitors, blood pressure monitors, heart rate monitors, fat loss monitors,

ebooks, books, diabetes supplies, others.

National Institute of Health  
Searchable collection contains product information & ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in U.S.

Postpartum Depression 
“Encouraging Women. Educating Families – Learn the basics of Postpartum Depression (PPD)”
Professional Education Center
Professional Education Center provides continuing education, focused in Obstetrics, for the health care professional


World Diabetes Foundation  
Diabetes World strives "To provide current and accurate information on diabetes and its care. 
​Our goal is for all people with diabetes to lead healthy and fulfilling lives." 


Websites of National Diabetes or Pregnancy focused Organizations (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) (Association of Women's Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses) (American Diabetes Association) (Association of American Diabetes Educators) 
(Juvenile Diabetes Research Center)


Websites of Diabetes Publications/Newsletters 


Websites of Diabetes related Products