I guess I thought of them as all part of the same continuum, but I take your point.
YES! Drives me nuts. “High” and “low” have special meanings in the D context, so there’s a confusing ambiguity there. References to “setting your I:C ratio higher” and the like always stop me in my tracks for some head-scratching. Because the context is all about insulin usage, I tend to assume it refers to the insulin part, so a “higher” ratio is one where the amount of insulin you have to take for a certain # of carbs is “higher” than a “lower” one. In which case, yeah, 1:6 is “higher” than 1:12, because if your meal is, say, 36 carbs, it’s the difference between taking 6 units vs only 3 units. But I’m never sure the person saying it means what I think they mean, so I prefer if people just give me the numbers and skip the terminology.
OT, so I’ll save it for another thread, but I have a similar mini-rant about the ambiguity of “diabetic coma” when it appears in the media or common parlance—I know what I think it refers to but is that what they are referring to?