Posts by Camille E. Powe, MD
Carbohydrate Intake Before Oral Glucose Tolerance Test May Prevent Accurate Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes
Camille E. Powe, MD, of the Diabetes Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Emily A. Rosenberg, MD, of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues observed that carbohydrate intake on the day before oral glucose tolerance testing in pregnant women at high risk of gestational diabetes may impact the diagnosis: lower carbohydrate intake was associated with higher post-load glucose levels.
HbA1c Can Underestimate Maternal Glycemia During Pregnancy
Unadjusted HbA1c can provide false reassurance if it's used to measure glycemia in mid- to late-gestation.
Dr. Powe received an A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard College and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School magna cum laude. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Powe completed her endocrinology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Powe specializes in treating endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, in pregnancy. She co-directs the MGH Diabetes in Pregnancy Program, a collaboration between the Diabetes Unit and the Maternal Fetal Medicine division.
Dr. Powe conducts clinical research on the genetics and physiology of metabolic disease in pregnancy.