Pete and I have often discussed giving me a Diabetes Day Off. Of course, it wouldn't really be a day off from diabetes because that just isn't about to happen any time soon. But the idea is that Pete would take over all of my diabetes tasks for a day. When my blood sugar needed checking, I'd give him the finger (so to speak) and he'd do the rest. He would do all the carb counting and I'd happily let him program the bolus on my pump. He would follow my CGM data on his phone. I'd even put him in charge of a site change if I needed one. Basically diabetes would be out of my hands (and hopefully off my brain) for one complete day.
As I've said, we've talked about this often. He's even gone as far as to say "Let's give you that Diabetes Day Off on Saturday.". But as soon as I agree, he begins to think of reasons to postpone.
I get it. I'm sure the thought of doing diabetes is scary for him. Insulin can be very dangerous, and too much or too little can have some very serious consequences. I'm pretty sure he is terrified of really hurting me. And if I take a moment to try to see it from his perspective, I totally get it.
So onward we go. He is a fantastic supporter and he helps out a lot. I often give him the finger (so to speak) and he'll do a sugar check. When I'm low he'll get me the juice or candy. But the overall diabetes management continues to be all mine, all day, every day. And I guess I'm okay with that. I don't want to put stress and pressure on him to take over when it makes him so uncomfortable.
It sure is nice to dream about a Diabetes Day Off though.....