University of the Pacific partners with the Abbott Fund
Diabetes Care Clinics

University of the Pacific, in partnership with the Abbott Fund, created the Diabetes Care Clinics to address the diabetes epidemic in underserved communities in Stockton. The goal of the Diabetes Care Clinics is to identify individuals who have, or are at risk of developing, prediabetes and/or diabetes. Our mission is to serve these individuals by conducting community-based clinics and providing health screenings/services and education.

This is part of Abbott’s Future Well™ Communities program, which is working to address health disparities in Stockton, California by removing the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from living healthy. Bringing together local organizations, the global healthcare company Abbott and its foundation the Abbott Fund, Future Well Communities is advancing health equity by providing targeted care and social services to those who need it most.

Pharmacy students and faculty members at Abbott Fund’s Future Well health care clinic
PharmD student with patient at Diabetes Care Clinic
Diabetes Care Clinics
Screenings and Services
  • Prediabetes Risk Assessment
  • Blood glucose and A1C testing
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Immunization administration (influenza, pneumonia, Hepatitis B, Tdap, shingles)

Walk‐ins welcome

Screenings and services do not require an appointment.

Surgical, KN95 or N95 masks may be required.
Masks will be provided.

Diabetes Care Clinics serve San Joaquin County residents

PharmD student with community members at Diabetes Prevention Program session
Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program was created in 2010 by the CDC to help prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, those who participate in this structured lifestyle change program that is focused on healthy eating and physical activity can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy’s Diabetes Care Clinics launched its first cohort of the Diabetes Prevention Program in February 2023. Faculty, staff and students hold in-person interactive discussions with participants to facilitate behavior changes to improve healthy eating, increase physical activity and manage stress.

Diabetes Prevention Program

We will be launching our second cohort of the Diabetes Prevention Program in Fall 2023.


To join the program, you must meet ALL four of these requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a BMI of 25 or higher (23 or higher if of Asian heritage)
  • Not previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Not pregnant

You must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Had a blood test in the prediabetes range within the past year (Hemoglobin A1c: 5.7-6.4% or Fasting blood sugar: 100-125 mg/dL or Two-hour plasma glucose: 140-199 mg/dL)
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test

Type 1 diabetes is a long-term autoimmune disease where a person’s pancreas no longer makes insulin. Typically, insulin helps the body process sugar from the food you eat. Without insulin, your blood sugar levels can increase. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children or young adults, but can occur at any age. People with Type 1 diabetes must use insulin to help control their blood sugar.

Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition where a person’s pancreas may not produce enough insulin and the body is not able to properly respond to insulin. This results in high blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is more common in adults. Diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can all help manage blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy in individuals who have not already been diagnosed with diabetes. This can happen when the mother’s body is unable to make or use insulin, causing blood sugar levels to rise. Gestational diabetes can be managed with diet, exercise, and medications.

Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Individuals who have prediabetes are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

People may be at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if they:

  • Are overweight or obese
  • Are 45 years or older
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with Type 2 diabetes
  • Had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or gave birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
  • Are African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, or Asian American
  • Are physically active less than three times per week

Diabetes Care Clinics serve individuals in Stockton’s Little Manila

Contact us

751 Brookside Road, Stockton, CA 95211

Clinic personnel

Rajul A. Patel ’01, ’06, PharmD, PhD, program director

Nareeta Sharma ’18, ’21, PharmD, MS, program manager

Sarah E. Wong ’21, PharmD, assistant clinical professor

Anayeli Morales, program specialist

Laura R. Perez, clinic coordinator


Pharmacy student with community members at health care outreach clinic