Living With Diabetes: Care, Education and Support

CHKD'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.

We care for children with various conditions, including the following: 

Patients and their families feel more confident in managing diabetes when they are educated on ways to control it. Whether your child is newly diagnosed and in need of basic information or looking for refresher courses, he or she is welcome to attend our programs and classes. 

Diabetes Support Group Locations 

Insulin Pump Therapy 

School Resources 

Online Resources

Insurance and Referral Information

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.

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