Figure 2: Lipid goal management and reduction in microvascular events in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients (n=72,267) in real-world setting. Attainment of lipid goals for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides and non-HDL cholesterol reduced the risk of diabetic complications (retinopathy, nephropathy or neuropathy, all p<0.0001). Data from Toth et al. [38] * Adjusted multivariate Cox regression analysis for patients at lipid goal versus those who did not achieve lipid goal. Lipid goals were defined according to the current American Diabetes Association guidelines; HDL cholesterol >40 mg/dL in men and >50 mg/dL in women and triglycerides <150 mg/dL.