It sounds like you are developing a great understanding of the differences between health coaching and health teaching, which is fantastic!
I like your example of diabetes being an excellent opportunity for health coaching. I agree, it most certainly is an example where patients could greatly benefit from coaching in order to learn how to manage their care with as much independence as possible.
The benefits are definitely evident, but you’re right. It can be a challenge to motivate some patients to become more involved in their care.