Carol Thomas, MD

Dr. Carol Thomas is an Endocrinologist with a private practice in Palo Alto, California. Carol received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and completed her medical residency at U.C.L.A. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at U.C.S.F. and has published numerous articles in her field of medicine. Dr. Thomas writes on endocrinology as well as general medical topics.

Carol Thomas

Science Facts Written by Carol Thomas, MD


Leading Killer Wears Two Faces

Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. About 17 million people (6.2% of the population) have diabetes. But the disease usually wears two faces. Type 1 diabetes affects young ... Continue reading

Crystals of recombinant human insulin. Insulin is a protein that enables our bodies to turn sugar, starches, and other food into energy. Understanding insulin's molecular structure may lead to better treatment or even a cure for diabetes.

Pass the Iodized Salt Please

Have you ever wondered why common table salt contains iodine? It's because iodine is essential to your health. A diet lacking in sufficient quantities of iodine will lead to the production of a goiter ... Continue reading

The thyroid gland

Potassium Iodide To The Rescue

Since the end of the Cold War, the focus of the nuclear threat has changed from hostile countries to terrorist cells. What should we do if terrorists set off a dirty bomb in a populated area, or ... Continue reading


The Human Pancreas

The pancreas is a body organ that does some heavy lifting. It carries on two important functions relating to digestion and the regulation of blood sugar. The exocrine, the larger function, makes ... Continue reading

Relative location of the pancreas.