SSEP

Rating: 4.95 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, Cancer

Location: PO Box 9705 Fountain Vly CA 92728 USA

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

SSEP provides the most evidenced based up to date clinical information for providers of women with diabetes during pregnancy.SSEP educational programs are excellent, always utilizing the recent research as well as clinical common sense. The providers who attend are able to return to their health care settings energized and armed with innovative approachs to patient care. Ultimately women with diabetes during pregnancy benefit from the expertise the providers have gained.

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As a provider, I attend the yearly research conference in Anaheim, Ca. It is the best!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger and widen its reach!

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11 people found this review helpful

Sweet Success Extension Program has provided best practice skills to providers not only in California but across the US. I have had the priviledge to work with the program and to attend educational workshops SEEP provides. It has such far reaching effects, improving the knowledge of diabetes providers and thus the women who suffer from diabetes during pregnancy.

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The strengths of the program are many but top of the list is it's focus on up to date clinical innovations in care which it shares through provider educational materials, workshops, newsletters and bringing together experts and providers for knowledge exchange.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSEP is a great resource for all who work in the field of diabetes and pregancy. SSEP fulfills a need nationwide by training health care professionals in current diabetes and reproductive health issues. It is the only nonprofit organization that is totally focused on diabetes and reproductive issues. I do not know of any organization that has such a focus to improving outcomes for women with diabetes that are contemplating pregnancy or have diagnosed with gestational diabetes

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Ensuring that patients are provided the newest education and technology advances available to imporve quality of care and improve outcomes for our patients. Sample forms, guidelines, patient education materilas are only a brief overview of what is availble. Anytime I need any inofrmation they have it. They are great, I believe we would not be able to take care of the patients as we do without them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase exposure. Allow them the funding and support to reach out to even more areas in the US

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Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

SSEP has been very helpful to me in my work at The Women's Health Center in Newton, NJ. I can always rely on their information when I am counseling Gestational Diabetic patients in the practice. If I have a question about diabetes, I can contact them and know the information I get from them is reliable. I particularly like working wtih Joanne Henry- she is a great representative for SSEP. They certainly, in my opinion, deserve an award for the services they provide, and I would be very sad if they were not able to continue doing this due to lack of funds.
Kathleen Martin, MARD

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Got information about Diabetes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Review from Guidestar
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I can only say good things about SSEP. I was a Registered Dietitian, and Certified Diabetes Educator in the area of Diabetes and Pregnancy for about 25 years and am now retired. Sweet Success was always helpful when I had a question. I would always receive scientific based answers and felt very comfortable sharing my information with my patients and other health care professionals. They were quick to respond to my requests, very accurate and often sent me articles to back up their information. Their information helped me in creating a healthier pregnancies for my patients and decreasing the risk of complications during delivery. I recommend Sweet Success to other Registered Dietitians looking for information regarding Diabetes and Pregnancy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping Moms with Diabetes During Pregnancy have healthier outcomes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding to continue to serve women who have Pre- Existing Diabetes or those who develop Diabetes during Pregnancy. Also help to prevent adolescents from developing diabetes. Sweet Success teaches Moms how to start healthier lifestyle and eating habits to their children .

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Review from Guidestar
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a registered dietitian as well as a certified diabetes educator I have worked with SSEP for nearly 10 years on various occassions related to my work. Initially I became aware of them due to word of mouth as their being the "experts" in working with pregnancy and all levels of diabetes. I contacted them and they answered their phone and all my questions. I have since called them on several occassions over the years to gather information, supplies and ask questions. They have always answered their phone and have always been eager to assist. At a prior job a few years ago to were very helpful in getting the group of diabetes educators where I was employed certificated in their Sweet Success GDM program. They arranged for us all -- about 12- to take their program and test as a group for minimal cost. They could have made much more money forcing each of us to purchase all the materials. We got our certificated in a timely basis and everyone got loads of education credits as well. I purchased many materials from them over the years to assist me in working with the Mom's with diabetes. I have found their information to be very user friedly, copy ready and well organized in order to allow someone like myself to quickly make use of it. They periodically send me updates on their program and never ask for money. I feel they are one of the most "family like" groups I have ever dealt with in my 30 year plus career. I recommend to others and brag bout them if I ever have an opportunity. I sincerely believe that our future in this world is dependent on the mothers and their babies and our focus in our system needs to be help them stay strong and healthy and capable of self care at all cost. SSEP is helping save our future through their work with all those of us that guide the mother's and babies as needs arise. I have never had a negative experiece with SSEP through the years. They are not only cutting edge but they are like family and truly care about the future of our families!

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Using materials they market as well as taking their course to become certified in the care of pregnancy with diabetes. TEaching expectant mother's how to control their glucose, weight, eat properly what to expect etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Let more people know about them and hope their can presenst their program closer to my home so I can attend. Make their information available electronically.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

SSEP is amazing...they are taking research-based information about pregnancy and diabetes and getting it into the hands of the people that need it! I feel fortunate to work in an organization that already had a program in place modeled on SSEP, but I know there are so many other places that desperately need the kind of support that we receive...education, updates, materials...and SSEP is out there providing it. Kudos to everyone involved in the organization and thank you for all that you do for women, babies, families...really for the next generation as a whole!

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I've seen firsthand the difference it makes when women receive the support, information, guidance and medical care they need to manage their blood sugars...when I see a healthy baby who was born at term, weighing a normal weight, and I think about how carefully the mom took care of herself during the pregnancy...I know that baby's chances of getting diabetes later in life are reduced...what greater gift can a mom give her baby than the gift of health? SSEP is making that possible around the country.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand it to reach even more people!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The incidence of pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes is growing @ dangerously fast rates. The presentations, resources, education materials and out reach efforts by Sweet Success Express is helping to get an early start @ helping reduce the incidence of diabetes by helping with interventions before birth.

The Navajo area IHS Diabetes in Pregnancy coordinators have all adopted the recommendations of the program and have seen improvement in the outcomes @ birth and anticipate great things in the future with reducing &/or the onset of Type 2 Diabetes and pre-diabetes after delivery.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Data collection that provides information for guiding practice at the clinics I coordinate diabetes in pregnancy care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the visibility of the resouce to more locations.

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SSEP fulfills a need nationwide by training health care professionals in current diabetes and reproductive health issues. They develop trainings that are presented several times annually at various locations across the nation and co-sponsor research conferences with other institutions. It is the only nonprofit organization that is totally focused on diabetes and reproductive issues.
Updated list of current conferences can be found at http://www.sweetsuccessexpress.com.

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I have personally experiences the results of the organization in seeing the improvment in services and outcomes in the Navajo Area of the Indian Health Services. With facility support and an organized plan, it is possible to document the improvement in both patient care and program services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes, it would be to find a way to imcrease funding so more women and children could be helped to prevent obesity and future diabetes.

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SSEP fulfills a need nationwide by training health care professionals in current diabetes and reproductive health issues. They develop trainings that are presented several times annually at various locations across the nation and co-sponsor research conferences with other institutions. It is the only nonprofit organization that is totally focused on diabetes and reproductive issues.
Updated list of current conferences can be found at http://www.sweetsuccessexpress.com.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experiences the results of the organization in seeing the improvment in services and outcomes in the Navajo Area of the Indian Health Services. With facility support and an organized plan, it is possible to document the improvement in both patient care and program services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes, it would be to find a way to imcrease funding so more women and children could be helped to prevent obesity and future diabetes.

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4 people found this review helpful

I have to concur with everyone else who has written in. if it wasn't for SSEP, I wouldn't be where I am today. I have modeled my program, my data collection and my speaking engagements around SSEP, thereby bringing a collaborative effort to all the hard work in this area. I have enjoyed my connection wiht SSEP over the years and truly value and repect their work. They have been a mentor, role model and support all my efforts as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in their educational efforts for nursing professionals,& Certified Daibetes educators; their guidelines for establishing my diabetes and pregnancy program; supporting me in my speaking engagement role, data collection, research articles for local support

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the comradarie, professional support, the research and educational materials as well as the chance to network

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

market on TV, billboards, other news media

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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