The two pivotal U.S. trials of drug-eluting stents do not establish the principle that these stents are superior to thin-strut bare-metal stents for preventing repeat revascularization in patients with diabetes. Neither study was adequately powered to make this determination. Moreover, both studies used thick-strut stents known to have high restenosis rates as controls. Low angiographic follow-up underestimates the true target lesion revascularization rate in the Polymer-Based Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease (TAXUS-IV) trial because of the high incidence of silent ischemia in patients with diabetes. Optimal therapy for diabetic coronary disease should include a comprehensive approach directed toward metabolic normalization in addition to local stent-based therapy.