Do others cringe at these terms? We heard them used in an appointment today, and I cringed. In my opinion, Diabetes - or the beta cells themselves - are the ones that are non-compliant. There are so many factors, and yes, we can learn strategies to better make guesses, but in the end, so much is just guess and check as we weigh all the differ factors and which is impacting more. It just rubbed me really wrong to have such terms bantered about by someone who has not lived with D and its curveballs. Instead of using such useless, judgemental terms, it would be better to focus on the emotions or other variables that could be impacting on control. But the same person also informed my daughter (who is "compliant", by the way) that she has to live with this for the rest of her life (really, ya don't think she's figured that out in 7 years?!?) and needs to learn to manage. Somehow she totally missed that my daughter was away from home for two months this summer, without scale or measuring cups, and still managed to bring in an A1C lower than her previous appointment. I'd say she managed amazingly well. Sometimes it's hard to believe paid professionals who encounter patients regularly can be so clueless. Vent over.