I just picked up a new Dexcom G6 Transmitter from the pharmacy.
Super Convenient from the pharmacy !!!
Anyhow, the packaging is different. The labeling on the packaging is different. And the serial number prefix is different.
Older G6 Transmitters:
Serial Number: 80xxxx
Two Printed dates on package: Manufacture Date & SB (Ship By) Date.
Ship By Date is 8 months after Manufacture Date.
Newer G6 Transmitter:
Serial Number: 81xxxx
Two Printed dates on package: Manufacture Date & Expiration Date.
Expiration Date is 8 months after Manufacture Date.
I suspect the details of the wording on the transmitter warranty between the packaging having the “Ship By” date vs the “Expiration” date results in a decrease of warranty life. But that is pure speculation as I have not called Dexcom Technical Support to ask them about the warranty on the transmitter in the new packaging.
I also notice a new FDA PMA supplement on file.
Decision Date: 04/24/2019
“Approval for minor design changes to the firmware installed on the transmitter component of the Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.”