I can’t imagine growing up anywhere other than in North Carolina! I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina University’s School of Nursing and worked on two different floors (Med/Surg & Mother/Baby) while attending graduate school through East Carolina University. I proudly finished with my Master’s Degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010 and am dual-certified by both the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. I’ve specialized as a Family Nurse Practitioner & Sub Research Investigator in Endocrinology since that time. I have taken and passed the CDE/Certified Diabetic Educator Exam and BC-ADM/Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management Exam. I hope you enjoy this site and will also follow “WhatDiabetes” on Pinterest & Instagram.
Other than my career and this new site which is a hobby for me as well as I hope a useful tool to my patients, my life is very full as a wife and mother but I love it! My two greatest accomplishments in life so far are my son (long story!) & being a cancer survivor – contact me if you’d like to hear more about my story or follow me on Instagram @infertilitysurvivor and @cervicalcancersurvivor. Also, be sure to check out my husbands belt company Anson Belt & Buckle. We live in a beautiful area and love to enjoy the beach/boat. Another one of my passions is volunteering with StreetHearts Haiti (www.streetheartshaiti.org) – amazing organization. Please check out their site if you get a chance. Thank you for stopping by and remember…
You Can Do This!
Kristin Gainey Ferree, MSN, RN, FNP-C, FNP-BC, CDE, BC-ADM
I honestly hadn’t ever thought about working in Diabetes/Endocrinology before I accepted my current position with an amazing Diabetes & Endocrinology practice in the town I grew up in. Actually, that area had always made me a little nervous, but now it is my passion! I have been blessed to work with my team since 2010. I have learned a lot over my past years of experience. My goal is to continue to learn as much as possible since Diabetes Care is always changing so that I can pass the information I know and learn along to my patients. I decided to start this website recently to provide another resource for my patients after I saw three new patients who had each had diabetes well over ten years and were still totally clueless about their disease. I do my best to educate my patients as much as possible during their appointment times but I always have more I could say plus I need a way to try to keep my patients more engaged between visits. I always feel the more information patients have the better. I always say – “This is your Diabetes. I am like your Coach and Cheerleader!, but ultimately it is up to you to manage it.” I love to give patients the information/tools/confidence to succeed. My goals are to keep the information in this blog simple and easy for most to understand. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that you learned something new. Check back frequently for updates.