You sound somewhat similar to me. I would catagorize myself as having a large and everchanging dawn phenomena. Here are things that might help. Do you have a CGM? I would be concerned to aim for (near) normal BG levels at night without one. It will beep at me more nights than not with a high or low warning. I will then wake up in the morning and review my CGM data over the last few nights and consider basal rate changes. I would guess I make a nightly basal rate change just under every 2 weeks to combat my changing DP.
I try to wake up at the same time everyday. I wake up at 7 and shortly after my basal increase to help fight the waking DP increase. I have read that other take a unit before their feet even touch the floor to combat it. Little to no breakfast (especially carbs). I am so carb sensative in the morning that I fear even eating 10g of carbs? I just cannot accurately predict what carbs will do to me in the morning. I would also suggest not telling a nutritionist this as they will not be happy.
I would also suggest that you realize that mornings are a difficult time DP, growth hormones, etc. and try to have reasonable expectations. Good luck I understand your frustrations completely.