Young Adult Panel

Michelle Long

I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 14 years and being involved with the 'D1 Now' study since early 2014. I work as European Partner Channels Relationship Builder for EuroSTAR Software testing conferences and I also manage the exhibition for the sister conference UKSTAR. My job allows me to travel over Europe to conferences and events, which brings its challenges with Diabetes, but I'm always up for the challenge! 

I have an interest in raising awareness of diabetes and helping others with Diabetes. I previously set up a Diabetic club in LYIT (Letterkenny IT). The D1 Now study has allowed me to continue helping others with Diabetes through the research we do and my role within the YAP team.

Monica Mullins

I have  23 years experience living with Type 1 Diabetes. Got involved back in 2014 as I was interested in the project, took it as an opportunity to meet other young adults with diabetes and I wanted to give myself a voice.

Cameron Keighron

I am a type 1 diabetic and recent graduate in Biotechnology from NUI Galway. My interests involve Public Patient Involvement, Research and Med Tech Start-ups.

My role in D1 Now involves sitting on the Young Adult Panel, contributing to the outputs of the group. Sitting on the steering group feeding into decisions that the key stakeholders make. Help to contribute to the overall direction of the group.

Ciara Duffy

I am 22 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2001. I am studying Sports Science and Exercise Physiology in Athlone Institute of Technology. I have been a member of the Young Adult Panel since 2014 and was involved in the research process and development of the D1 Now Study.

Rosah Mangan

I am 21 years old. I have had diabetes for 5 years. I am currently studying Costume Design in Du Laoghaire Institute for Art, Design and Technology. I recently heard about the work researchers from the Diabetes Centre in Galway and NUI Galway were doing and I was eager to become involved. I joined the YAP in November 2016.

James Hannon

I'm 24 years old. I've had diabetes for nearly a year now. I studied Biomedical Engineering in college and I'm now working as an R&D Engineer. I play hurling and football in my spare time. 

I heard about the Young Adult Panel in the Diabetes Centre in Galway University Hospitals and I was more than happy to get involved. This is my first year involved with the YAP

Aoife Gannon

I have 14 years experience living with type 1 diabetes. I got involved with the D1 Now Study and the Young Adult Panel back in June 2016 when I heard about the D1 Now Strength in Numbers International Consensus Conference in NUI Galway. I am really interested in the study and asked to become a member of the YAP to give myself a voice in how services might be enhanced to provide a better service to the changing needs of young adults.

Antony Caulfield

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 5 years old in 2002. I have been a member of the type 1 diabetes Young Adult Panel since it was initially set up in 2014. I’m keen to remain involved in the development of the D1 Now intervention as we start the feasibility and pilot phase of the work.