I looked at the stats to my blog this morning and saw the search term, “percentage of non compliant diabetic type 1 patients 2011.” Well, if you listen to Wendell Fowler, then I guess 120% of us are! Seriously though, I hate that term. I wrote a previous article about the term noncompliant and called it an evil word.
If you are a patient trying to figure out if you are in the minority of those dubbed noncompliant, no, you are not alone. My question to you is, is it that you just don’t care or is it that you just don’t know what to do? Although I know there are people that don’t care, I do believe that the majority of the people dubbed noncompliant just don’t know what to do and get little help from their doctors.