To be honest, when it comes to T1D, I don't really expect much out of endos. I have finally found one I have liked, mainly because she admits to what she doesn't know and respects me as the "expert" of this thing. She told me once that adult endocrinologists have perspectives that are so skewed to T2D, that many of them have really "lost touch" in how to deal with T1s, especially those who are young and active.
In my experience, doctors hate to admit when they don't know something.
That all said, I don't interact with my endo a whole lot. I'm usually able to troubleshoot all my issues either by talking with people here or just using past experience as my guide.
Are you going off NPH? I will admit that when I need basal insulin I do tend to prefer NPH (mostly because it's what I'm used to and I know how it works), but I know that lantus and levemir provide more stable BGs.
Also, can you get a CGM? Is that possible?