Mr. McCulley's 6-stage wellness model is the "heart" of his top-selling book "Death to Diabetes". This model is based upon using medical wellness protocols and leveraging several key engineering sciences as shown at the beginning of this video. This video also shows some of his diagrams demonstrating his knowledge of biochemistry, epidemiology, and etiology. The Diabetes Engineer's wellness model guides a diabetic through 6 stages, based on specific biomarkers, including blood glucose, blood pressure, homocysteine, and several other key markers.
The six (6) stages are as follows:
Stage 1 No Blood Glucose (BG)/ Insulin Control
Stage 2 BG Control)/ Insulin Control with Drugs
Stage 3 BG Control)/ Insulin Control with Reduced Drugs
Stage 4 BG Control)/ Insulin Control without Drugs
Stage 5 BG)/Insulin & HbA1C Control (without Drugs)
Stage 6 BG)/Insulin & HbA1C Tighter Control (without Drugs)
Also, Mr. McCulley looks at the "biology" and "biochemistry" of diabetes at the cellular level and uses other areas of medical science such as etiology, pathology, and epidemiology to help "quantify" diabetes and define measurable activities and tests that help to improve the health of a diabetic from Stage 1 to Stage 2 to Stages 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Mr. McCulley used his knowledge of statistics and data analysis to help him defeat the disease, but he also used this knowledge to demonstrate the cultural and financial impacts of this disease -- to increase diabetics' awareness of this disease beyond themselves.
Mr. McCulley realizes that some diabetics will not reach the "cured' stage (Stage 6) -- if they don't improve their biomarkers and blood test results over a sustained period of time. Unfortunately, most people don't realize or understand that Mr. McCulley's medical wellness model is metrics-driven and requires a diabetic to achieve specific measurements to move from one stage to the next. It's not an arbitrary progression from one stage to the next -- this is where Mr. McCulley used his engineering background to design a well-structured and systematic model that could actually be implemented by the medical profession since it is based upon their own metrics. This 6-stage model provides a "roadmap" for the diabetic on his/her journey to improved health.
Here's what Mr. McCulley has to say about "cure" in his book at the end of Chapter 1:
Author Sidebar: I do not consider my diabetes wellness strategy to be an official "cure" for Type 2 diabetes, despite all of the evidence. As an engineer, I do not believe in anecdotal data - I believe in the data 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) my diabetes wellness program. Hopefully, there is a company that would be interested in pursuing this endeavor for the betterment of our country and the world.
But, several doctors have told Mr. McCulley that he is cured.
If you take a look at his 6-stage wellness model, it requires a diabetic to achieve Stage 6 with specific biomarkers and a complete repair of the defective cells that fuel Type 2 diabetes. During Stage 5, Mr. McCulley requires a Type 2 diabetic to eat pasta, ice cream, and other high glycemic foods as part of a controlled "stress test". If their blood glucose level skyrockets and remains high especially post-meal, then, they are still diabetic and can never achieve Stage 6 and be cured. In theory, if the body repairs the defective and inflamed cells (specifically, the insulin receptors), it can rid itself of the diabetes and achieve Stage 6. And, even if a diabetic doesn't achieve Stage 6, they are still much better off health-wise than what conventional medicine offers with its drug treatment that leads to more drugs and more side effects.
Drug treatment only addresses the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, e.g. high blood glucose levels. Many of the drugs, including insulin, "cover up" the disease and create a false expectation that everything is fine. But Mr. McCulley contends that there is more to controlling diabetes than just controlling blood glucose levels. His program goes beyond just focusing on controlling the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes -- it gets at the actual root causes of the disease.
Note: Mr. McCulley is very careful when talking to diabetics to not set any false expectations that they can be cured. Instead he focuses on showing them how to improve their health in several key areas, not just their blood glucose levels.
For more detail, go to www.DeathtoDiabetes.com.