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 software program, 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 diabetic engineer. His book, Death to Diabetes has become a best-seller on its topic.