Diabetes 

Endocrinology/Diabetology
Eric Gyuricsko, MD
Kent Reifschneider, MD
Reuben Rohn, MD
Melissa Russell, MD
Marta Satin-Smith, MD

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For any questions about diabetes, appointment times, or to cancel an appointment, please feel free to contact us at 757-668-7237.

The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter's Diabetes Program offers comprehensive education and support, helping children, families and the community learn to live with diabetes. Our team serves as a link for diabetes care between children's families, schools and diabetes physicians.

What conditions do you treat?

We care for children with a variety of conditions, including the following: 

Do you offer any diabetes specific groups or programs?

Whether your child is newly diagnosed and in need of basic information, looking for a refresher courses or ready for more in-depth information, he or she is welcome in our programs and classes. Patients and their families who are educated about diabetes feel more confident in managing their disease, rather than letting it control them.

Children's Diabetes Support Groups Locations

Insulin Pump Therapy

School Resources

Safe at School

What forms do you have related to diabetes?

Management Resources

Online Resources

Diabetes Camps

Does your staff have special training?

We have dedicated pediatric diabetes education staff which includes certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dieticians and social workers. Our team members work collaboratively to provide families and patients with thorough diabetes education as well as assistance in obtaining the necessary resourses to successfully manage their disease.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

This depends on what kind of insurance you have.

If you have an HMO, you must:

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure that your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.
  • If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our Billing and Insurance section.

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please call (757) 668-8609.