Like "Did they tell you why they want the LDL lower and the HDL higher? A lot has started to come out about aggressive cholesterol control being largely pointless and in some cases dangerous. None of the recent studies have shown any advantage for diabetics to aim for lower cholesterol numbers than the general population. It's completely up to you but with any treatment I would find out why they want you to do it and then make sure the reasons are valid before doing it. There is also a lot of evidence that a high fat, low carb diet will improve cholesterol numbers far more than a low fat diet. It worked for me, my HDL doubled and my LDL went down by a third. There is a lot of information out there regarding cholesterol and all the different theories out there, I don't know who is right or wrong but when you really look at it they are all just best guesses."