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Should I tell my child's school about their metabolic syndrome X?

If your child requires medication to treat their metabolic syndrome X, then it may be necessary to tell your child's school. If your child has been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome X they are at greater risk for heart attack and stroke than other children their age. Making the school aware of this fact may allow for better monitoring of their condition. Notify the school of any dietary restrictions or other limitations your child may have due to high blood pressure or diabetes.

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