Hiya Claire - long time, no see!
How lovely to hear from you, even though it isn't great you're struggling a bit.
You and Clare WROTE the pregnancy section of the original forum between you, whilst the likes of Patti, Terry G and I were (personally) clueless about being diabetic and pregnant. It's been of brilliant use to no end of ladies ever since. And utterly fascinating to share your journeys. I don't think either of you will ever be completely forgotten - so you can't escape!
(We happened to need to go to Pensnett Trading Estate not so long ago - and must admit when passing Russell's Hall - I did wonder how the hell you and yours were!)
I'm sorry to hear about your arm/shoulder - they're ruddy tricky things they are - and very difficult to get to heal 'just right'. Pete's eldest daughter AND son in law have both done a rotator cuff and had to have pins and plates and this that and the other - and are on first name terms with their consultant at UHCW they've seen him that flippin often.
I share your pain at the mo, though I've broken a kneecap not an upper limb. I broke it on 14th Oct, had it wired on 18th Oct - and I'm still on 120% TBR and needing to correct a few times a day. I have absolutely no idea whatsoever how long the effects of such things affect our BG but Hey! - it's the body's reaction to pain and inflammation. I refuse to change my basal more permanently on the grounds I'm determined it isn't going to last very long - but I think I might be wrong there ....... I'd be interested to hear anyone else's experiences with broken bones.
Why the heck your consultant thinks it isn't that, (Pain and inflammation) is a mystery to me - especially as they've only recently found the tendon damage - which will have been affecting your BG ever since you fell, unbeknown to everyone, won't it, to be completely logical about it? I reckon it all must need to heal, completely, before the body stops letting us know by needing more insulin. And unfortunately Claire - though I'm damn sure neither of us wants to acknowledge it - neither of us is getting any younger, are we! LOL
I don't see that the very low carb diet you've embarked on can possibly harm you - though that's a bit 'very' low for me. For weight loss do you need to also cut down on fat too?
While we're on this tack - if our bodies need more insulin because of pain, other illness etc so we oblige by giving it more - does this extra insulin cause us at the same time, to put on weight? Or - does the pain etc actually NOT increase our need for insulin per se, BUT increase (or instigate) our insulin resistance instead?