Below is a summary of the key events that affected DeWayne McCulley's life and helped him to become a first-time author.
Because of these events and DeWayne's research, diabetics around the world are now able to reverse their diabetes.
In March 2002, DeWayne McCulley shocked his doctors and survived a near-death diabetic coma, despite a blood glucose of 1337, more than a 1200 points above normal!.
McCulley was able to overcome hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, pancreatitis, two major blood clots (DVT), pneumonia, and four insulin shots a day.
DeWayne McCulley, a now-retired Xerox engineer and Penn State engineering graduate, further shocked his doctors by using his 30 years of experience in engineering and biochemistry to wean himself off the insulin, Coumadin and other drugs -- and, remain off the drugs.
He lowered his average blood glucose level and his hemoglobin A1C to the normal ranges (92 mg/dl, 4.4%) while losing 55 pounds and reversing his diabetes within 3.5 months.
However, McCulley's endocrinologist and his other doctors expected that it would take about 6 months before McCulley would have to return to the insulin shots and other drugs. That was over ten years ago and today he is still drug-free with an average blood glucose level of 92.5 mg/dl.
McCulley says “I was blessed with strong parents and teachers who gave me this strong work ethic and belief that I could do anything – if I really applied myself. And, if my mother, sister and my daughter (Cynthia) hadn’t taken care of me when I got out of the hospital, I would still be diabetic today.”
McCulley worked as a diabetes educator and support group facilitator for several years with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other community groups.
With support from his mother, his daughter, the local churches, and the American Diabetes Association support group, McCulley wrote a book about his near-death diabetes experience and how he recovered to live a drug-free life.
The book (titled “Death to Diabetes”) explains how McCulley used his engineering background to not only get off the drugs, but defeat his Type 2 diabetes and reverse the complications that were affecting his eyes, kidneys, and legs. As a result, Mr. McCulley still has healthy eyes, kidneys, and legs today.
More importantly, his book (and workshops) have helped to save and improve the lives of thousands of diabetics, who are now living healthier lives without the need for so many toxic drugs and other medications.
Because of the book's success, the author is providing corporate wellness training, workshops, classes, and training to various companies, organizations, and community groups.
Note: For more information about the book, refer to the DTD Book web page.
DeWayne McCulley spent more than 25 years in Corporate America, working in various fields of engineering, including software, systems, GUI, diagnostics, and field engineering.
Ironically, a lot what he learned in Corporate America helped him with his research and understanding of cell biology, pathogenesis, etiology, and pathophysiology.
In addition, because he had to provide a lot of PowerPoint presentations when he became a manager in Corporate America, he was able to use that experience to design his new online training program, which utilizes PowerPoint, audio and animation.
Because of his miraculous recovery, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) asked DeWayne to visit one of the local hospitals in order to share his story and how he was able to wean himself off insulin so quickly.
His story spread to various churches and other health groups in the local community. This led to more requests for DeWayne to speak at health fairs and other similar events.
Eventually, the American Diabetes Association asked DeWayne to volunteer to run one of their diabetes support groups -- and, so, he did. Over a period of several months, the size of the support group grew from 7 people up towards 200+ people!
Within a year, DeWayne was running or facilitating 3 diabetes support groups --one for the ADA, and two for a couple of local churches.This allowed DeWayne to meet hundreds of diabetics around the surrounding towns and cities.
Because DeWayne kept getting the same questions about diabetes and nutrition, DeWayne decided to develop a 1-page pamphlet. He handed out the pamphlet at speaking engagements and health fairs, thinking that the pamphlet would reduce the number of questions.
Instead, it generated more questions, which led DeWayne to expand the 1-page pamphlet to 10 pages.
Many of the members of the various support groups kept asking and encouraging DeWayne to write a book instead of handing out a pamphlet.
So, with encouragement from his mother, daughter, friends, colleagues, his doctor, and people from the community, DeWayne eventually gave in and started doing the research in order to begin writing his first book in 2003.
Within two years, DeWayne had completed his manuscript and found a local designer to create his book cover.
Now, the hard work began trying to get the book published. It proved to be more difficult than DeWayne had originally thought. Most book publishers told him that his book was too big, the book cover was the wrong color, the title of the book was too negative, and his story was too difficult to believe.
Luckily, he found a small publisher in South Carolina that was willing to publish the book for less than $200! (That was a pretty good deal back in 2005).
Several months after the book was published, the book publisher was taken over by Amazon.com. DeWayne didn't realize how important this was, until, he started receiving royalty checks from Amazon!
Then, strangers who had bought and used the book to reverse their diabetes, began to write very positive testimonials and book reviews on Amazon.
Around that time, DeWayne was videotaped at a diabetes medical conference and was interviewed on two of the local TV stations and 3 radio stations.
Because of the book's success, DeWayne was asked to expand his book to address other topics such as juicing, detox, supplements, recipes, and meal planning.
DeWayne was also asked by his international customers to provide his book in ebook form so that people outside the U.S. wouldn't have to pay for international shipping.
All of this led DeWayne to write several additional books, ebooks, CDs, an audio book, and several DVDs.
Because of the increase in demand, DeWayne created a 1-page website that contained a 3-paragraph summary of his story, a picture of the book cover, and a link to the Amazon.com website, where people could buy the book.
However, as the demand increased, people wanted to get the book sooner or they wanted a discount on ordering multiple books. In the meantime, DeWayne wanted to make some updates to the book, but, the Amazon update process was too cumbersome.
So, reluctantly, DeWayne expanded his website and began selling his own book. Within 3 years, the website had grown from 1 page to 5 pages to 100 pages! Within another 5 years, the website was over 350 pages!
For more information about the website's history, refer to the How to Use Site web page.
As previously mentioned, DeWayne used his 30 years of experience in engineering and biochemistry to reverse his diabetes and write the top-selling diabetes book, Death to Diabetes.
So, who is this man who wrote the book "Death to Diabetes"?
Why haven't you heard of this man or his book? Who exactly is DeWayne McCulley?
Well, I'm sure that you've probably heard of several doctors and other medical experts talking about diabetes and writing books about reversing diabetes.
Maybe you've even seen some of these doctors and experts on television or in the newspaper. In fact, many of these doctors and experts have heard of DeWayne McCulley.
But, why haven't you heard of DeWayne McCulley? And, why don't you know about his great book "Death to Diabetes" that's saving lives every day?
NBC News Story: A Local Engineer Reverses Type 2 Diabetes, Writes Book
His story of recovering from a diabetic coma did make it on the local news (see video below), but, it never reached the national news ...
You would think that if someone almost died from diabetes and wrote a top-selling book, that you would have heard about him or seen him on Oprah or at least on some TV infomercial.
Mr. McCulley has been on several radio shows and on some local TV shows, but we haven't been able to get him on national television.
Here is Mr. McCulley on a couple other local TV shows that were received very well, but, again, none of the interviews reached the national news.
ABC TV Show: Engineer Reverses Diabetes and Writes Book, Death to Diabetes
PCTV Show | It's About Money | DeWayne McCulley Discusses How He Reversed His Diabetes and Weaned Off Insulin
NYC Cardiologist Says: "Death to Diabetes Is a Great Book! -- Buy the Book!"
Mr. McCulley was also interviewed on the radio many times, but, again, no national exposure.
Here he is being interviewed by a New York City cardiologist, who was impressed by his recovery and his book.
Ex-Diabetic Engineer Uses Humor to Explain How He Reversed His Diabetes
Here is Mr. McCulley being interviewed on a local radio show, demonstrating his unique sense of humor (for an engineer).
And, here is a set of video clips, where the author demonstrates his unique sense of humor.
DeWayne McCulley Speaks at Medical Conference: How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Mr. McCulley says that he's not a good public speaker, but, I think his presentation at a diabetes medical conference was pretty insightful, and yet, humorous, in some places (see video below).
So, why hasn't Mr. McCulley been seen on the major TV networks?
Drug Commercials Increasing on TV
During the past several years, have you noticed that the number of commercials about prescription medications has steadily increased? Did you know that the number of drug commercials has more than doubled over the past 5 years?!
Have you ever wondered why there are so many commercials about prescription drugs?
Unfortunately, many of the major TV stations now receive millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry. Did you know that? Well, believe it or not, the pharmaceutical industry directly and indirectly controls what you watch on television!
The average American watches 2.7 hours of television every night. During that time, you may see as many as 16 commercials about prescription drugs! -- unless you're only watching cable TV.
As a result, the number of prescriptions for medications has reached more than 3.5 billion for over 150 million Americans, with drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol being the top-sellers.
So, as you can see the pharmaceutical companies are making a tremendous amount of money, and they don't want that to stop. In fact, they want it to continue to increase each and every year -- as it has for the past 20 years! And, they don't want Americans thinking that there is a better option out there that doesn't involved their drugs.
At this time they don't really consider Mr. McCulley a threat because he's a nobody with no celebrity status. And, they want to keep it that way.
But, since Mr. McCulley is not famous, why would such an unknown be considered a possible threat to the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry that could shake up the medical and healthcare industries?
Mr. McCulley has been approached by several TV shows, but the TV producers are concerned that America may not be ready for his message.
So, what is his message that America may not be ready to hear?
Mr. McCulley says: "My message is a message of hope -- that if you're a Type 2 diabetic, you can improve your health and reduce your medications. I cannot promise that you will definitely reverse your diabetes and completely get off all your medications, but, I can promise, that based on my experience with diabetes, you can improve your overall health, with measurable results."
So, why do the TV producers believe that America may not be ready for his message?
I think there is something else happening here. Let's take a closer look at the facts:
Mr. McCulley happens to be an engineer, who worked in Corporate America for 30 years. He overcame a diabetic coma. He had a blood glucose level over 1300, and he was taking 4 insulin shots a day. About 4 months later, his blood sugar was down to 92 and he no longer required any insulin shots.
And, all of this is documented in a medical report that happens to be available on Mr. McCulley's website -- so all of these facts are easily verifiable.
Because of these events, Mr. McCulley became a health advocate for the less-fortunate because he saw how he was mistreated and victimized by the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. McCulley did not consciously choose to become a health advocate or an author. It was something that evolved over a period of years as he tried to help other diabetics by running two diabetic support groups and giving lectures at various community events and health fairs.
Now, just imagine this man on national television talking to someone like Oprah or Larry King (although they're no longer on ABC or CNN). His story is credible. His story is verifiable. He's an engineer. He understands medical science. He speaks very well. He writes very well -- his book "Death to Diabetes" is now one of the top-selling diabetes in the country. Engineers are well-known for their intelligence and analytical skills for solving complex problems.
If you put that all together, you have a story that could change the lives of millions of people who are suffering unnecessarily! Imagine the headlines on CNN or another major station: Tonight at 11, we have a man who almost died from a diabetic coma, he had a blood sugar over 1300. But today this man is alive and well; and, is helping thousands of other diabetics come off their medications!
Can you imagine how a story like that could affect the pharmaceutical industry? Especially since Mr. McCulley's program helps you reduce and get off the top -selling drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Could it be that the pharmaceutical companies are concerned that if this man were on national television that he may connect with millions of people in America -- people who are looking for a credible solution to their diabetes and all the drugs they're taking?
But, let's not forget about the newspapers and the radio stations. Why hasn't any of the major newspapers or radio stations picked up on his story?
Some people say that the newspapers and the TV stations are concerned about getting sued if someone died from following his advice ... Really?
But, his story did make it in the local newspaper (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, but, that was it ...
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: DeWayne McCulley | Xerox Engineer | Penfield, NY | Reporter: Chris Swingle
Determined to Defeat Diabetes
With precision, persistence and a veggie-heavy diet, a Penfield engineer finds a way to tame the disease ...
Diabetic Complications and Author
Luckily, for the author, he did not experience all of the following diabetic complications, but, he was well on the way towards developingretinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and a possible stroke because of the Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots.
Diabetes Educator & Trainer | DeWayne McCulley
Here is a video of Mr. McCulley discussing diabetes and nutrition (the 5 "dead" foods) at a diabetes workshop in Pittsburgh, PA:
The Bad Guys | Is It Just the Pharmaceutical Companies?
It's easy to point the blame at "Big Pharma", but is it all their fault? Mr. McCulley is an engineering graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. We have tried to reach out to them, but so far they have ignored our requests. We thought that since Penn State is involved in diabetes research, that they would definitely reach out to one of their own! But, since they haven't, this really bothered us. So, we did some research and discovered that Penn State receives millions of dollars for clinical research and clinical trials from the pharmaceutical companies! Hm-mmm ... possible conflict of interest?
Mr. McCulley also spent more than 30 years working for Xerox Corporation as an engineer and inventor, but, again, we have received no acknowledgment from the company! Other companies have approached us to support their employee wellness initiatives and training, but we haven't heard anything from Xerox. Could it be that Xerox is also afraid of "Big Pharma"? (Xerox receives millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical companies since they have a lot of their copiers in the offices and laboratories of pharmaceutical companies, so maybe it's just a money issue).
We also approached black companies, black radio stations, black fraternities, and sororities about this African-American engineer. Surely, they'll want to publicize this man's story to the black community! After all, blacks are twice as likely to develop diabetes than any other group in America! But, the only radio stations and companies that have approached us are predominantly Caucasian-American.
In addition, more than 92% of our customer base is Caucasian-American and international -- we have very few African-American customers. Why don't more African-Americans promote or publicize one of their own? After all, they would be saving the lives of their family, relatives, and friends! Are blacks afraid of "Big Pharma" or is there another issue here?
Ironically, when Mr. McCulley first started doing lectures and sharing his story, the majority of his audience were African-Americans from the various local churches, diabetic support groups, and other community groups. But, once he wrote the book and achieved some success, the African-Americans seemed to disappear. During a recent diabetes workshop, out of 1200 attendees you would expect about 120 African-Americans, but there were only 17 in the audience!
We have received some individual acknowledgments from people that Mr. McCulley knew from his college-life and his work-life, but, for the most part, the majority of his friends and even most of his relatives are nowhere to be found! Some of them are ashamed of being overweight or diabetic (although they will deny this). Some of them told us that they are afraid of "Big Pharma". But, can we blame them? Even the big colleges and corporations are afraid of "Big Pharma".
Could it be that a "Drug-free America" is unrealistic, and a bad idea for most of these institutions and businesses?
So, What Can We Do?
Okay, so now you know some of the reasons why you haven't heard of this man.
But, does that invalidate his story in any way? Of course not! We just have to do a better job at getting the message of hope out to more people in more creative ways.
Now, do you want to sit on the sidelines or do you want to help in some way? We asked Mr. McCulley that same question, and he said: "I would like people to follow the program and gradually (and safely) wean off as many drugs as possible. Then, when they get healthy, tell a friend or a relative. If enough people get well, and tell a friend or relative, then, we'll have a grass roots movement in this country."
Mr. McCulley''s idea would work because there's nothing like word-of--mouth. But, unfortunately, Mr. McCulley's idea would take forever to reach enough people to really have an impact.
How do we get around such a powerful group as the pharmaceutical industry? The pharmaceutical industry controls TV, radio, the newspapers, colleges, companies, even the government! We have a David & Goliath scenario here, don't we?
Well, the pharmaceutical industry can't stop us from starting a grass roots movement that leverages the Internet and platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Google, and email.
We've started to increase Mr. McCulley's visibility -- you can find stories about him on various health-related websites, and on YouTube and Facebook. He's been on some radio shows and local TV shows and in the newspaper. But, we haven't been able to get him any national TV exposure. So, we really need your help.
Internet exposure is great, but not everyone has a computer. But, everyone has a TV set! If Mr. McCulley received any national TV exposure, a lot more people would learn that drugs are not the best answer for most diabetics. Imagine how this could affect the millions of diabetics who are suffering today!
Please Note: If you want to further help us and Mr. McCulley's mission to help other diabetics, please read "How You Can Help" (below).
What is a Diabetes Engineer?
That's a great question. I am usually asked this question during workshops and lectures. Concerning the role of a Diabetes Engineer I'm not really clear myself! Smile
You see, this is not what I had planned to do with my life. In fact, I had never (and still haven't) heard of this term "diabetes engineer" -- it is something that just "happened".
You see, I had been a happy engineer in Corporate America (Xerox Corp.), where I was a very good engineer (and executive) for more than 25 years. I had planned to eventually retire as an engineering executive. But, then, something happened to me: I ended up in a diabetic coma with a 1337 blood sugar, facing a possible double-leg amputation and blindness.
Long-story-short, I survived, weaned off the insulin and other drugs, and saved my legs and eyesight, and my story ended up in the newspaper. The next think I knew I was being interviewed by different radio stations and some local TV shows, plus, I was asked to speak at various health fairs and other events. People kept encouraging me to write a book, so I eventually gave in and wrote a book ("Death to Diabetes"). Then, I got invited to speak at some health conferences, etc. and a video of me ended up on YouTube.
One day, I got a call from someone who had heard me on the radio being interviewed, but he couldn't remember my name or how to spell it. I asked him how he found me. He said that he remembered from the interview that I was an engineer just like him. He also remembered that I had been in a diabetic coma. So, he put those words into Google, and, he said some sites came up that led him to me!
This happened several more times with other people; and, one day, my daughter called and said, "Dad, do you know what happens when you put the words "engineer" and "diabetes" into Google? Your name and your website comes up!" Somehow, Google had defined me with these terms. Instead of fighting it, I went along with it; and, started adding it as part of my moniker.
If you had asked me several years ago, I would have told you that my role as a "diabetes engineer" was to be a writer and a health advocate for the disenfranchised.
If you had asked me a few years ago, I would have told you that my role as a "diabetes engineer" was to be a speaker and trainer to teach doctors, RDs, diabetes educators, and other healthcare professionals about diabetes pathology and nutritional science.
If you had asked me a couple years ago, I would have told you that my role as a "diabetes engineer" was to be a health coach and trainer to provide better advise to diabetics and teach diabetics.
p.s. My mother told me that God gave me this disease and took me to the brink of death and then brought me back. My mother told me: "Son, God has been training you for more than 25 years NOT to be an engineer, but, to use what He taught you to help people who are suffering with this disease. Son, this is your calling ..."
So, if you believe my mother, this thing called a "diabetes engineer" was created and given to me by God.
As you can see, this role of a "diabetes engineer" is something that continues to evolve based on the world around me ...
During one of our workshops, a couple of people asked me why I worked so hard. I thought about it and said: "My strong work ethic comes from my father, who worked in the steel mill for years. My father also worked as a painter and he hung wallpaper. He also worked with an uncle who had a big farm, plus, my father had a garden (in the backyard) where he grew lots of vegetables for the family.
One of my brothers also worked in the steel mill, plus I had at least a couple uncles who worked in the steel mill. During my college years, I also spent one summer working in a steel mill.
Once you've worked in a steel mill, any other job is a piece of cake. Once you've worked in a steel mill, you are so much more appreciative of having a desk job where you get to sit in an air-conditioned office. Smile
Concerning the running of diabetes workshops and writing books, I don't really consider this work -- I really enjoy being able to help people who are suffering unnecessarily. I just wished I could do more to help ...
How You Can Help (and Help the World!)
We know that you are very busy, so your Number 1 priority is to improve your health and get well for your family. Once you get well, please take a few minutes each day for a week or so and perform one or more of the following tasks. Also, please ask your friends, family, and co-workers to perform at least one of the following tasks.
First and foremost, please go to Amazon.com and write a 5-star book review of Mr. McCulley's book with your testimonial of how the book helped to improve your health. This is a very visible and well-known website where more people can find out about Mr. McCulley.
Note: If you don't have an account with Amazon.com, then, go to another book review site such Goodreads to write your 5-star review.
Find other book-review and health-related web sites, and provide your review of Mr. McCulley's book. Some examples of sites include www.goodreads.com and http://hubpages.com/
Become a Facebook Fan of Death to Diabetes.
Join our support group and the author on Facebook.
Follow our Death to Diabetes Blog (on Networked Blogs).
Hand out copies of Mr. McCulley's pamphlet or newspaper story.
Become a Death to Diabetes affiliate so that you can make some money while helping people at the same time!
Once you get well, share your story with your local church and other community groups.
Once you get well, contact your local newspaper or radio station, and share your story.
Become a health advocate for your community.
Once you get well, become a health advocate for your community. And, if you find that you like being a health advocate, contact us to help you transform your health advocacy into a home-based business for you and your family.
Join a local health group, diabetic support group, or an Internet health support group and share your story and the author's story.
Join an MLM group (to sell health-related products,) and share your story (and the author's story) in that forum.
Share our Facebook posts with your family, friends and co-workers.
Re-post our messages, the author's story and your story onto other Facebook pages associated with diabetes and health.
Post your story and messages about the author on social network platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter.com, StumbleUpon, Digg.com, Amplify, WhoHub, MySpace.com, Hi5.com, and Flickr.com.
Note: Go to these links for lists of other social networks:
Post Mr. McCulley's story in various diabetes forums on the Internet, such as WebMD Diabetes Community, Diabetes Forum, Diabetes Daily, TuDiabetes Forum, Dlife Forum, Topix Diabetes Forum, and UK Diabetes Forum.
Watch Mr. McCulley's YouTube videos and write posts about these videos on YouTube and on Facebook.
Forward several of Mr. McCulley's YouTube videos to your family and friends. We need to make one or more of his videos to go viral.
Post links to his YouTube videos on Facebook.
Post links to his YouTube videos from very popular YouTube videos.
Start your own marketing campaign to make Mr. McCulley's story visible to everyone in your community and on the Internet.
Use email to forward Mr. McCulley's inspirational story and YouTube videos (see below) to your family, friends, and co-workers, and media contacts.
Note: Below is a short version of Mr. McCulley's story that you can copy and paste into an email or other platform such as Facebook.
Short Bio: DeWayne McCulley, author of Death to Diabetes
In March 2002, DeWayne McCulley survived a near-death, diabetic coma with a blood glucose level of 1337 (more than 1200 points above normal); and, lived to tell about it. He credits his recovery to God, his mother, and his daughter Cynthia.
DeWayne used his 30 years of experience in engineering and biochemistry to beat his diabetes and help other diabetics as a volunteer of a diabetic support group for the American Diabetes Association. With support and encouragement from several churches, his mother, and his daughter, DeWayne wrote the top-selling diabetes book, Death to Diabetes.
The Death to Diabetes book explains his diabetes experience, the root causes of diabetes, and how to beat the disease -- based on his 6-stage model, the 5 "super" foods, the 5 "dead" foods/chemicals (to avoid), the 7 wellness factors, and research from more than 200 clinical studies.
DeWayne is an engineering graduate of Pennsylvania State University, worked for Hughes Aircraft and Xerox Corp. for 30 years, and was a math tutor volunteer for the Urban League for more than 15 years.
DeWayne grew up in a small town in Western Pennsylvania, where he was blessed with strong parents and great teachers, who gave him the hope and the vision to eventually help others.
For more information, visit DeWayne's DTD website at: http://www.deathtodiabetes.com/
Share the Newspaper story at: http://www.deathtodiabetes.com/newspaper-story.php
YouTube Video about DeWayne McCulley and Death to Diabetes
Here is a doctor introducing Mr. McCulley at a medical conference.
Here is Mr. McCulley telling a funny story about the doctor who was treating him.
Here s a health advocate and leader of the National Health Federation (Sylvia Provenza) introducing Mr. McCulley at a health federation event.
Here are some people introducing Mr. McCulley at various events.
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