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Urine Sample Why Catheter in DKA?

Lot of books say that we need to put a catheter in patients of DKA, if no urinne has passed in the last 3 hours. can anyone plz explain me why that needs to be done?
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To monitor urine output, I guess so.

One of main symptoms in DKA is polyuria which lead to dehydration, so urinary catheter should be applied to monitor urine output aiding the fluid replacement therapy and showing the progress of the disease
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Definitely to measure the exact urine output n also by putting the catheter, we will empty the bladder to remove the residual urine left if any.also if u wanna check the status of current urine electrolytes, you would do it with fresh urine sample from catheter.
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