For those with diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality and the largest contributor to the direct and indirect costs of diabetes1 Common conditions that coexist with type 2 diabetes, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, are clear risk factors for CVD, and diabetes itself confers independent risk1 Numerous studies have shown the efficacy of controlling individual cardiovascular risk factors in preventing of slowing CVD in people with diabetes1 Large benefits are seen when multiple risk factors are addressed globally2,3 There is evidence that measures of 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk among U.S. adults with diabetes have improved significantly over the past decade466References Buse JB, Ginsberg HN, Bakris GL, et al., for the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association. Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in people with diabetes mellitus: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care 2007;30:162-172. Gaede P, Lund-Andersen H, Parving HH, Pedersen O. Effect of a multifactorial intervention on mortality in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med 2008;358:580-591. American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2013. Diabetes Care 2013;36(suppl 1):S28-29. Ford ES. Trends in the risk for coronary heart disease among adults with diagnosed diabetes in the U.S.: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008. Diabetes Care 2011;34:1337-1343.