About Me

About Kristin

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




Why Diabetes?

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.