Hi Zinger,look over in the group -Health Care Providers.Carol Cheney is a endo--and was kind enough to answer me on that same question.I had our regular doctor once call my daughter that when he was talking to us. This was at the time when she first got d. Our endo has never used that word.The word bothered me too.I was glad to get a answer.She also gives a link to ask questions.
Thanks for pointing that out meme.
An experienced endo once told me that this term is out-dated, so it sounds similar to what others have heard. But, I still hear inexperienced young residents and even endo fellows using the term. So, clearly it is still out there in the medical community.
I hate, hate, hate the term (would write "hate" more if I had the patience!) b/c it implies there's nothing the patient can do to improve her sugars. Even when I have wide fluctuations, I always feel I can work hard and at least make some improvements.