Sunday, May 22, 2016

Black Inventor: DeWayne McCulley

DeWayne McCulley

By , About.com Guide  DeWayne McCulley
DeWayne McCulley
Courtesy of Death to Diabetes, LLC.
During the late 1980s, inventor and writer, DeWayne McCulley was working as a GUI design engineer for Xerox, and was responsible for designing diagnostic software that would detect malfunctions in a complex printing system. The result was the highly successful electronic publishing system, DocuTech released by Xerox in 1990.DeWayne McCulley received two patents while working for Xerox.
  • #5,202,726, 4/13/1993, Facilitation of the diagnosis of malfunctions and set-up of a reproduction machine.
The development of DocuTech and receiving patents would all certainly be highlights in any inventor's life, but there is another important story to tell about DeWayne McCulley. McCulley credits the experiences he received at Xerox in diagnostics engineering, system engineering, product training, software testing, and documentation development, with saving his life.In March of 2002, DeWayne McCulley almost died from a diabetic coma, with a blood glucose level that was more than 1200 points above normal. He has documented his road back to total health, in several articles and a book entitled Death to Diabetes. McCulley is now an ex-diabetic and has earned the nickname of the diabetes engineer. His book, Death to Diabetes has become a best-seller on its topic.
Note: Go to this link for the original article written by Mary Bellis.
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Who is the Author of "Death to Diabetes"?Why haven't you heard of this man? Why haven't you heard of this great book?DeWayne McCulley, author of Death to Diabetes
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 this great book "Death to Diabetes" that's saving lives every day?

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.
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?

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!

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