Death to Diabetes

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Death To Diabetes:

DeWayne McCulley, An African-American engineer,
overcomes a diabetic coma, 4 insulin shots a day
and a 1337 blood sugar level!


(Rochester, NY) – An African-American engineer is spreading the good news about how he overcame a diabetic coma, 4 insulin shots a day and a 1337 blood sugar level! Today he takes no insulin or any other drug with an average blood glucose level well within the normal range. He believes that you can control and even beat your diabetes – by eating green and bright-colored vegetables (spinach, broccoli, Brussel sprouts), fish, beans, nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil and organic flax oil. But, you must avoid the refined, processed foods such as white rice, potatoes, breads, most cereals, soda, diet soda, sweets, and foods containing partially hydrogenated oil/trans fats (stick margarine, fried foods, potato chips, packaged foods). In addition to eating properly, he believes that there are several other activities that must be addressed to properly control your diabetes, including exercise, glucose testing, spiritual health, education, and periodic physical exams. 

DeWayne McCulley works as a system engineer for Xerox Corporation, where he learned how to use his technical and analytical skills to solve complex engineering problems. Ironically, he was able to leverage that skill set to overcome severe hyperglycemia, two blood clots, pneumonia, high cholesterol, and four insulin shots a day to help repair his body, lose more than 50 pounds, and methodically wean himself off the insulin and other drugs. But, DeWayne credits his recovery to God, his doctors, the dedicated nurses, his strong mother, his insightful daughter, his personal determination, and a set of seven “accidents” that DeWayne’s mother calls “blessings”.

During his recovery, DeWayne was unable to find a book that provided a systematic and organized approach for fighting this insidious disease. When he couldn’t get clear answers to what foods he should or should not eat and why his blood glucose level was so high, DeWayne used his training as an engineer to research medical studies and test/analyze his blood several times a day to beat this disease. When the American Diabetes Association heard about DeWayne’s story, the local director invited him to join one of their diabetic support groups, where he shared his story and eventually was asked to facilitate the meetings for almost two years. Hearing of DeWayne’s success and the success of other Type 2 diabetics, various churches and other community groups asked DeWayne to share his story with their members. When diabetics used some of his methods and experienced positive and measurable results, they encouraged him to write a book to share his story beyond the immediate community.

With additional encouragement from his daughter, his mother and people from his hometown (Farrell, Pa), the local churches, his workplace, the wellness industry, and the two diabetic support groups he was facilitating, DeWayne decided to share the information and research he had collected. He established a working relationship with BookSurge Publishing (a subsidiary of, and they recently announced the publication of DeWayne’s new book, Death to Diabetes – The 6 Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Control and Reversal (ISBN 0977360741).

The book

The book explains the author’s diabetes experience, the real root causes of diabetes, and how to beat the disease and its complications – based on his 6-stage model, specific metrics and wellness protocols, and research from more than 200 clinical studies. The author states emphatically, “You can beat this disease – if you are armed with the proper knowledge, tools and motivation. More importantly, because this 6-stage model is based on medically-approved blood tests and addresses the primary root causes of diabetes, it can help all Type 2 diabetics and change the way Type 2 diabetes is treated in the future.” DeWayne’s hope is that Type 2 diabetics will realize that there is a safe, medical approach to successfully fighting and even beating this disease.

Type 2 diabetes is reaching such epidemic levels that this disease affects at least one out every three Americans. There are more than 20 million people in the United States and 170 million people worldwide with this disease that leads to amputation, blindness, kidney failure, heart attack or stroke. However, it is not necessary that diabetics have to face these inevitable complications. Although there is no proven and documented medical cure for Type 2 diabetes, based on the author’s experience, the feedback from many diabetics who tried some of his nutritional concepts, and the hundreds of medical studies, a life sentence of drug therapy and possible amputation, blindness, kidney failure or heart failure is not necessary – if a diabetic uses the 6-stage model.

This 6-stage wellness model is a structured, systematic easy-to-follow approach from Stage 1 (no blood sugar control and sick cells) to Stage 6 (complete blood sugar control and healthy cells) -- based on simple engineering and medical science principles and various medical studies. The model defines a customizable wellness strategy that is an integrated Body-Mind-Spirit approach to the healing process. It offers easy-to-follow procedures and protocols that specifically address the root causes of Type 2 diabetes and provides medically endorsed measurements and tests to track the progress of a diabetic’s recovery. This unique model allows the diabetic to know exactly where he/she is in the recovery process at all times, providing diabetics the motivation to continue on their journey to recovery. Consequently, this model is a must have for every health conscious individual, even if that person is not a diabetic. DeWayne emphasizes that this model is not an official “cure” for Type 2 diabetes, despite all of the evidence. DeWayne states, “As an engineer, I do not believe in anecdotal data – I believe in the data and testing from independent, qualified test labs and similar resources. A series of double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies need to be performed to properly validate (or discredit) this 6-stage model. Hopefully, there is a company that would be interested in pursuing this endeavor for the betterment of our country and the world.”

Training program

Although his book is a good start, DeWayne does not believe it is “the final answer”. DeWayne states, “Years ago, when I worked as a Xerox technical trainer, I learned that a book in itself cannot drive behavior modification – unless you are self-motivated. Change must be demonstrated and reinforced until the new behavior has been learned, absorbed and accepted by the student (technician). And, then, the environment must support that change such that when the technician returns to his service district, he/she will not be tempted to revert to poor troubleshooting habits when repairing the machines.” Consequently, DeWayne believes that some type of self-paced training program and/or an instructor-driven training program, modeled after his book, would help to address the key issue of behavior modification. “People need to be shown how they can get better. When I took people from the diabetic support group shopping, I showed them how easy it was to shop for the right foods.”

As a financial incentive, DeWayne believes the healthcare insurance companies should provide a reduction in the client’s premium if they take the training course.  This would be a win-win for all concerned because it would lower the costs for the healthcare industry and their clients.

Many nutrition and health professionals (local and out-of-state) agree with DeWayne’s program and are very excited about its potential, especially since it is so simple, easy-to-remember, results-oriented, and customizable. Of course, DeWayne has his detractors.  DeWayne says, “That’s good that there is disagreement. My father told me that if everyone agrees with you, then, you are not pushing the envelope.”

The science of Type 2 diabetes

DeWayne believes that it is paramount that every Type 2 diabetic understands how the body functions without the presence of diabetes and how the body functions with diabetes -- in order to understand how to defeat the disease.

Under normal circumstances, when you eat food, it is broken down and converted to glucose, and the glucose level in your blood begins to rise. This signals the pancreas to secrete insulin into your bloodstream. The cells in your body, such as the fat cells and muscle cells, contain these “doors” (insulin receptors) that sense the presence of insulin. Insulin acts like a “key” and causes these “doors” to open. When these “doors” open, the glucose in your blood is transported into your cells and processed to provide you with energy. Any extra glucose is stored as glycogen in your liver and muscle cells for future use (e.g. exercise). At this point, the glucose level in your blood lowers and returns to normal, usually within 2 hours after eating.

But, that isn’t what happens when you are a diabetic. Everything is the same up to the point when these “doors” (insulin receptors) sense the presence of insulin. At that point, the “doors” do not respond to the “key” insulin and do not open and let in the glucose. Although some of the glucose is stored as glycogen by the liver and muscle cells, the majority of the glucose begins to “back up” in the blood causing the blood glucose level to continue to rise. The pancreas senses that the blood glucose level is still rising, so the pancreas ramps up and secretes more and more insulin to try to “push” the glucose into the cells and bring the glucose level down.

As the glucose level continues to rise, the liver and muscle cells, due to a limited storage capacity, are unable to store any more glucose and become resistant to insulin. Consequently, the extra glucose is converted to fat by the liver and stored throughout the body in places that do not have limited storage capacities: the abdomen, hips, waist, and the blood (as triglycerides). In the meantime, the kidneys try to help by removing glucose from the blood. This leads to frequent urination, which leads to a strong thirst and constant drinking, which leads to more urination and a depletion of vitamins and minerals. The high levels of insulin in the body trigger the increase in fat storage, especially in the abdomen area. The high levels of insulin inhibit metabolism of homocysteine, which can lead to plaque formation in the artery walls, a pre-cursor to high blood pressure and heart disease. The high levels of insulin also affect the kidneys and cause salt retention, which may lead to high blood pressure. The high levels of insulin also inhibit the metabolism (break down) of fat as the amount of fat and the number of fat cells in the body continues to increase. The excess fat cells release chemicals called cytokines that block the insulin receptors, leading the pancreas to churn out two to three times more insulin. After years of high insulin levels force-feeding the glucose into the resistant cells, some of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas may burn out. This, in turn, causes insulin levels to fall, leading to a further rise in the glucose level. And, as the glucose level rises even more, this can eventually lead to cell dehydration and thick sticky blood, a pre-cursor to high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. Eventually, excessively high glucose levels can cause cell starvation, severe dehydration, and organ shutdown triggering a coma state, a non-ketotic hyperglycemic hyperosomolar coma – which is what happened to DeWayne.

Consequently, a Type 2 diabetic’s body that has all this extra insulin, does not need more insulin! – it needs help to repair the cells to better utilize the existing insulin in the body. In DeWayne’s case, he needed the extra insulin (through injections) to “push” the glucose into the cells and bring his glucose level down. But, the extra insulin was making him gain weight and become fatter. Although the insulin injections were benefiting him in the short term, he realized that if he continued to rely on the injections, he would eventually require more insulin and his body would become dependent on the insulin. In order to help his body repair the cells to reduce the insulin resistance, he determined from his blood glucose testing that green and bright-colored vegetables helped to lower his post-meal blood glucose level while refined, processed foods such as cereal, bread, and white rice kept his blood glucose at a high level. It turns out that these vegetables contain nutrients such as the B-Complex vitamins and chromium, which help to metabolize food, provide energy and regulate the body’s production of insulin!

The Controversy

According to medical science there is no proven cure for Type 2 diabetes. If you follow the current medical protocol of drug therapy to suppress the symptoms of diabetes and not address the root causes, then, medical science is right -- there is no cure.  But, on the other hand, if you address the root causes of the disease (such as insulin resistance, excess oxidation, micro-inflammation, nutrient deficiency), then, at a minimum, you can prevent the complications of diabetes, including amputation, blindness, kidney failure, and heart attack.

According to medical science, DeWayne should still be on insulin or some other diabetic medication. To be completely objective, it is possible that what happened to DeWayne was an anomaly or he just got lucky. In fact, that’s what DeWayne thought initially when he returned to work. When people asked him what he did to get off insulin and the other drugs, he told them that his situation was unique and would not work for them because everyone’s body is different.

But, a strange thing happened that DeWayne didn’t expect. People told him that they ate some of the same foods he had eaten and were successful in lowering their blood sugar levels, increasing their energy levels, losing weight, and reducing their medication. DeWayne was surprised to say the least. And, when DeWayne's mother told him that she was able to reduce her cholesterol and blood pressure by making some nutritional changes, DeWayne began to wonder that maybe it was not an anomaly. So, he decided to conduct some in-depth research into nutritional science, biochemistry, and findings from clinical and epidemiological studies. In the meantime, his daughter and several people at work asked him to document what he had done so that they could use or share the information with family members and friends. Then, when other people including DeWayne's doctor asked him about the details of what he had done, DeWayne began to think that maybe he should share this with other people.  DeWayne was hesitant at first because he knew that he would face ridicule for going public with his story. But, with the encouragement from so many people, the journey began that eventually led to DeWayne writing the book, Death to Diabetes.


Mother and veggies to the rescue

When DeWayne got out of the hospital, his mother, his sister Marguerite, and his daughter Cynthia had taken over his house and were controlling the types of food coming into the house. In addition, they had removed many of DeWayne’s favorite foods, including ice cream, cakes, pies, potato chips, pizza, and soda. DeWayne believes that their intervention was instrumental to his recovery: “There is no doubt in my mind that I would still be diabetic, if it weren’t for my mother, my sister, and my daughter. They taught me how easy it was to prepare healthy meals and how to plan ahead to save time, especially when I didn’t feel like preparing meals every day.”

The day after DeWayne’s mother, sister, and daughter returned to Pennsylvania, DeWayne ran out of his favorite cereal and had to eat some Brussel sprouts that his mother had prepared. Interestingly, when DeWayne measured his blood sugar level, he noticed that his blood sugar level did not rise and stay as high as it had when he had eaten the cereal. So, he continued to eat Brussel sprouts with every meal as his blood sugar continued to gradually decrease. Once he had lowered his blood sugar to the normal range, he began to gradually reduce his insulin dosage by 1 to 2 units each day. Within 4 months, DeWayne was able to reduce his insulin dosage from 60 units a day to 0 units while keeping his blood sugar level within the normal range. These test results were validated by DeWayne’s doctor, who measured and determined that his blood glucose level and hemoglobin A1C were back in the normal ranges. DeWayne’s doctor was happy for him and encouraged him to continue with his new regimen.

With this good news, DeWayne was very much encouraged to continue testing and experimenting with various foods -- until he felt that he had eliminated all the foods that caused the sugar and insulin surges and had replaced them with foods that actually helped to regulate his body’s production of insulin and provided key nutrients that his body was lacking. For example, broccoli contains chromium, a key mineral that is known as the “insulin-regulator”. Spinach, string beans, Brussel sprouts, onions and other bright-colored vegetables contain specific phytonutrients that provide antioxidant protection and helped DeWayne’s body to better metabolize food and produce energy. With this energy, DeWayne was better equipped to exercise, sometimes twice a day. And, because DeWayne’s body did not require extra insulin, his body was able to metabolize fat, which lead to a weight loss of almost 50 pounds within 4 months.

This radical shift in eating reduced and eliminated the cravings for bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and DeWayne’s favorite: a large bowl of rich ice cream, topped with brownies and diet Dream Whip.

Disciplined approach

Dr. Periasamy Samikkannu, DeWayne’s primary care physician, says DeWayne brought his diabetes under control unusually quickly. “I’m happy about what he has done,” says Dr. Samikkannu, who tells other patients of DeWayne’s success because it’s so inspirational. If someone with a blood sugar level of 1337 can get better, then, maybe someone with a lower blood sugar will have some hope and can see themselves getting better.

“Diabetes is a disease of discipline,” the doctor says. “It’s a disease of lifelong changes. It is the patient who does most of the job.” Unfortunately, many diabetics just don’t want to do most of the job because it requires them to change the way they’ve been eating for the past 20 years. Also, the environment of fast food restaurants, TV commercials and busy schedules encourages poor eating habits. And, because diabetes has no obvious symptoms or discomfort for many years, most diabetics do not believe that the disease is gradually destroying their body.

The Super Meal program

Once DeWayne was able to determine which carbohydrates, proteins, and fats were healthy, he devised a meal plan that he calls the “Super Meal Model”. This model makes it easy for people to remember how to prepare healthy meals and snacks. DeWayne states, “Some nutrition books provide recipes and descriptions of foods, vitamins, and minerals, but they are not specifically designed to address the root causes of diabetes. Plus, they are not enjoyable, flexible, inexpensive and easy to implement and modify on a consistent basis to suit your health needs. Bottomline, if it’s not enjoyable or easy to implement, then, you will eventually return to your old eating habits.”

The meal plan (model) requires that you consume at least one healthy carbohydrate, protein, fat and liquid with each meal or snack. An example of a “super” meal would be 2 cups steamed broccoli, 3 ounces of baked wild salmon, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (to put on top of the vegetable after steaming), and a glass of filtered water. An example of a “super” snack would be an apple, a handful of walnuts, and a glass of filtered water. For additional examples, you can go to DeWayne’s website where you can make free copies of his information.

DeWayne emphasizes that you should not try to change every meal all at once. He believes that you should start first with breakfast. Once you begin to see the benefits (e.g. sustained energy level, lower blood sugar), then, he recommends that you modify your dinner meal, then, lunch, and then snacks. In his case, because of his health issues, he had to change all of his meals at one time!  But, he thanks his mother and daughter for helping him through that important transition.

The prescription for wellness

When the cells in the body are healthy, the body is healthy and free of disease. When a large number of cells in the body become sick, the body becomes sick with disease. At the macro level, cells are comprised of proteins, fats, water, and polysaccharides (carbohydrates). When the body consumes overly-processed and toxic proteins, fats, water, and carbohydrates over a long period of years, the content and structure of the cells are compromised, causing the cells to produce less energy and not function as well, leading to a systemic, degenerative ailment such as high blood pressure or a disease such as Type 2 diabetes. Although this is an oversimplification, it would follow that if the body consumes healthier versions of proteins, fats, water, and carbohydrates, then, the cells will be healthier, and, eventually, so will the body.

DeWayne states, “Proper nutrition is very important, but there are other elements that are part of the “prescription” to achieve optimum health and wellness. Those elements include proper exercise, spiritual health, education, glucose testing, support, and periodic doctor visits/physical exams.”

DeWayne believes that “Man is a trinity that is comprised of the Body (Physical), the Mind (Mental), and the Spirit (Spiritual). The Body, Mind and Spirit work in harmony to make you the best that you can be in this life.  If one of these three elements is “sick” or out of balance with the other two, then, your entire being will be sick. Unfortunately, most of traditional medicine focuses on the Body by addressing and suppressing the symptoms and never fixing the underlying root cause of the unhealthy cells. Traditional medicine tends to overlook the importance of the Mind and the Spirit and its role in healing the Body. Man also tends to focus on the Body by taking drugs to relieve pain or by feeding his food cravings to satisfy hormonal hunger - both of which may be driven by emotions such as depression.”

Consequently, DeWayne believes that whatever you do that you do not neglect the Mind and Spirit while trying to improve the health of your Body. 


During the past three years, DeWayne has received and continues to receive accolades and encouragement concerning his diabetes presentations to churches and other community groups. Many of the audience participants like DeWayne’s passion and his ability to explain diabetes in an entertaining yet educational manner. They also like his book because it is so easy to read. Some appreciate that DeWayne used a larger text size because of the eye problems that some diabetics and seniors may have. DeWayne has also received positive feedback from doctors, nurses and others in the healthcare industry. But, he has also received negative comments because the wellness program in his book has not been formally tested and validated. However, DeWayne is willing to subject his program to formal study and evaluation, but, so far, no one has stepped forward.

In the meantime, the positive feedback and number of success stories continue to mount. Many people agree that DeWayne explains diabetes in a way that makes it easier for diabetics to understand the disease, and, consequently, they better understand what they need to do to get better. Some people like the flow charts and diagrams because they provide a roadmap that shows a diabetic where he/she is and where he/she is going. Some people like the super meal program because it is so easy to design and prepare meals. Pastors and other church leaders like that DeWayne included a spiritual aspect in his wellness program instead of just talking about the body (physical). Doctors liked that DeWayne included some tips explaining what a patient should do before, during, and after a doctor’s appointment.

DeWayne’s supporters believe that he has given diabetics and other people hope, simply by sharing your story. But, DeWayne’s detractors believe that he is giving diabetics a false hope that they can improve their health the way he did. DeWayne states, “I am very careful not to over-exaggerate or state any outlandish claims about my book or this wellness program. And, since the program is metrics-driven, it removes the emotion and temptation to exaggerate the results.”

Here is an email from a doctor in Washington, DC:

“I'm currently reading the book for the second time. More thoroughly than the first time. I think that it is outstanding. Don't worry about what the public thinks, you have a winner ! I'm going on a three week vacation with my wife, but as soon as I return, I will post your book on my web site. I would like your permission to use some of your recommendations in some workshops that I will be conducting in the near future.

What you wrote is NOT taught in Medical School, that's why some physicians don't support it. Don't worry friend, the Public will support you, because you have done a super job of researching, treating yourself and putting it in writing. Let the book speak for itself and you.

Congratulations friend, you've done it !”

Here is another email, this one from a diabetic:

“I just wanted to say thanks, I have been struggling with this disease for a long time.  I have come to the conclusion that our spiritual health is where it all needs to start.  To make a long story short I just want to say THANKS for giving me hope.  I truly believe that I am blessed by you taking the time to share.  It makes all the difference having some one in the trenches telling others to move forward.”

Some healthcare experts believe that DeWayne’s six-stage model could change the way diabetes is treated in the future – if the medical profession would help to get the program tested as part of a formal clinical study. DeWayne sees some hope at the end of the tunnel as some doctors have bought his book and others have bought multiple books to give to their diabetic patients. Some local doctors, who have set up their own diabetic support group meetings, have even invited DeWayne to their meetings. DeWayne says “That is very impressive, very humbling to me -- because that doctor is willing to set aside his ego to allow someone else to help his patients.” DeWayne admits he is surprised at the number of people buying his book in the healthcare and wellness industries, “Hopefully, they will spread the book’s message of hope to people that I cannot reach . . .”

Other Stories

About three years ago a co-worker ended up in the hospital with a case of diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertriglyceridemia. He tried the super meal program and within four months, he had significantly reduced his blood pressure, triglycerides and glucose level and was able to reduce the amount of medication he was taking. He had so much energy, he started building a barn!

Another person from one of the local churches called to thank DeWayne and said although she’d been a diabetic for several years with little glucose control, she was able to get her glucose under control within two weeks by following the super meal program.

A person at work tried the super meal program and said he had more energy and felt better than he had felt for the past several years, and encouraged DeWayne to write the book.

Another co-worker had a son who had just been diagnosed as diabetic, and he was really concerned with what to do to help him. About a month or so later, he called DeWayne and said: “Thank you! My son is doing so much better! His glucose level is almost back to normal! Can you send me some more information?”

During a presentation to the staff of a correctional facility, someone asked where they could get more extensive information about DeWayne’s super meal program. A similar question came up during one of DeWayne’s talks to a group of health and wellness consultants. When DeWayne showed a biomedical engineering professor a copy of his notes and his biochemical flow charts, he remarked, “It looks like you’ve written a thesis, is it available to the public?”

There are so many stories, many of them about people that DeWayne hasn’t even met. For example, someone called DeWayne from Virginia concerning her husband who is diabetic. In a matter of a few months, he lost over 20 pounds and lowered his average glucose level within the normal range. And there are other stories that DeWayne doesn’t even know about.

At one of the church presentations, someone said to DeWayne: “I’m waiting for God to get me through my diabetes; and, no disrespect, but you ain’t God.” Everyone laughed and DeWayne smiled nodding in agreement trying to decide what to say when someone said, “Yeah, he ain’t God, but maybe God sent this man to help us. By all accounts, he should be dead, but instead he’s here telling us there may be healthier ways to fight diabetes.” DeWayne says, “You know, that’s probably one of the better reasons that I’ve heard that may explain why I didn’t die when I was in the diabetic coma.”

The impact to African-Americans

During the past 10 years, diabetes has escalated to epidemic levels, especially in the African-American culture as well as other ethnic groups. Although there is a genetic disposition for diabetes in African-Americans and other ethnic groups, there are several major reasons for this epidemic:

  • Poor eating habits (too much processed foods, excess animal meat)

  • Living environment in urban communities (surrounded by fast food restaurants, limited access to fresh vegetables, fruits)

  • Lack of information (many African-Americans are not aware that they can beat this disease)

  • Myths such as the belief that it cost more money to eat healthy makes it difficult for African-Americans to improve their health

  • A misunderstanding about what the diabetic drugs actually do. Most people believe that the drugs actually work! They are unaware that the drugs only treat the symptoms but not the root cause of the disease.

  • No discomfort is caused by diabetes for many years, therefore there is no motivation to fix the problem before it gets out of control

  • Blind trust in doctors and drugs (DeWayne has a great primary care doctor, but his doctor admits that doctors know very little about nutrition)

  • Sedentary lifestyle (many African-Americans work 2 jobs, and don’t have time to exercise)

  • Stress is a problem, but if you eat properly, your body can handle the stress. But stress can lead to poor eating habits creating a vicious cycle.

  • Limited healthcare coverage, therefore many African-Americans are not even aware that they may be diabetic

  • Poor treatment, service from medical personnel - limited doctor-patient communications - this is true for most ethnic groups

·      Disconnect within churches: Churches try to help their people by holding health fairs, but people don’t participate or heed the message. Church sermons do not focus on the importance of eating healthy.  Maybe it’s a coincidence, but it seems that many pastors and other church leaders that I’ve met are unhealthy with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and on several drugs/medications.

·       Diabetes is “invisible” because people don’t talk about the disease and some live in denial. Coincidentally, there are/were many famous African-Americans with diabetes, including Patti La Belle, Della Reese, BB King, Joe Frazier, Art Shell, Halle Berry, Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Arthur Ashe, Ray Charles, Jackie Robinson.

Bottom line: If you make better food and lifestyle choices you will not become diabetic!


About the Author

DeWayne grew up in a small town in western Pennsylvania (Farrell), as the eldest son of Melcan & Minnie (Talbert) McCulley, along with his seven brothers and sisters. Everyone in the family worked – DeWayne’s father had three jobs, his mother two jobs, and DeWayne and his brothers and sisters worked on their grandfather’s farm and around town painting houses and mowing lawns. DeWayne believes that he was fortunate to have had strong parents, a supporting church, and great teachers in high school and college.

DeWayne attended the Pennsylvania State University in Sharon, Pa (Shenango Valley Campus) and State College, Pa, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. DeWayne was married for several years and has a daughter, Cynthia, who also graduated from Pennsylvania State University. DeWayne currently works as an engineer for the Xerox Corporation and volunteers as a community health advocate, providing presentations to families, churches, wellness forums, and other community groups about diabetes, heart disease and nutrition.

His mother says: “All these years you’ve been learning and working as an engineer, God was preparing you for this moment -- so that you could help other people. Look at the people who are buying your book – diabetics, non-diabetics, doctors . . . Son, that ain’t nuthin but God workin’!”

DeWayne agrees with his mother and adds, “There is no doubt in my mind that God has blessed me during this journey. And, I am further blessed to have met so many wonderful people and some authentic heroes who are fighting this disease. I have heard so many success stories that have far exceeded my expectations. I hope that by sharing this information, others with similar health problems will be inspired to improve their health or the health of a loved one. If this information helps someone, then, I will know that this was all worth it.”

Author Contact Information:


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Book Information:

Book Title: Death to Diabetes

Content:  6 x 9 paperback, 400 pages, 17 chapters

ISBN Number: 0-9773607-4-1 Price: $24.95

Publisher: BookSurge LLC, North Charleston, South Carolina

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