I don't know that it's about being too sensitive as much as it's about managing expectations.
I'm blind in one eye and have retinal damage to the other from simultaneous retinopathy 13 years ago. My husband didn't even know I was on the planet back then, we met a few years later. He is the kindest, most understanding, most trustworthy, most empathetic-of-my-stuff person in my life.
When I was getting my drivers license (at 30, long story) he took a drive with one eye closed to try to gain some perspective to help me feel more confident. Every time we go anywhere he watches out for me on curbs, ramps, stairs, etc without me having to ask. He has this sense for when I might have a little trouble.
He makes sure I'm aware a storm is coming so I can watch for lows. He remembers before I do that it's almost that time of the month when I have weird lows I can't explain.
There is so much that he gets.
But he's still not capable of getting ALL things about any of it, because it's never happened in his body. He will never truly understand exactly what I see unless he goes blind in one eye. He will never get what daily injections or carb counting are like unless he has to start doing it some day.
And that, I PRAY he never does.
It's unloving of him, for me to expect him to do something he's not equipped to do. In situations like this, first-hand experience is part of the equipment. That's why there's resources like TuD.