SN explain about a couple of things going on that make your glucose rise in the morning. One of these is insulin resistance, a condition that means your body's muscle and fat cells are unable to use insulin effectively to lower blood glucose. However, insulin resistance also affects how your liver processes, stores, and releases sugar, particularly at night. The liver is supposed to release small amounts of glucose when you're not eating. But in type 2 diabetes, the liver dumps more glucose than is needed into the bloodstream, especially at night. So, while your hormones are causing a natural rise in blood glucose, your liver is releasing even more sugar into your system. Because your insulin resistance prevents your muscle and fat cells from using the sugar, your blood glucose level rises.