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DiabeticSockShop.com is a division of Aleva Stores. Our company was originally founded as American Medical Services in 1957 by Joseph L. Gaskins.  "Mr. G.", as everyone knew him, was born in 1914 in a small farming community in southern Indiana.  At age 3, he lost his leg to infection.  After crutching to school and around the farm for 10 years, he received his first prosthetic leg.  It was at that point in time he decided to dedicate his life to prosthetic manufacturing and to assisting those with medical needs.  In the late 1930s, he moved to Michigan and continued working in the medical field.  In 1957, he opened his first store in Pontiac, Michigan. 

Over 50 years later, we are proud to carry on his tradition of assisting those needing healthcare products.  Through the power of the Internet, we have been able to not only carry on his legacy, but to expand it with the creation of Aleva Stores. We now serve over 2,500 customers daily and are quickly becoming one of the most respected healthcare product retailers in the industry.  "Mr. G." recently passed away at the age of 94.  He is greatly missed by us all, but we know he is looking down and smiling upon all he's created.

Today, his legacy is carried on by his son, Larry Gaskins, and his grandson, Derek Gaskins.  Larry, Derek and the rest of the DiabeticSockShop.com team want to thank you for visiting our site and for choosing us for your compression therapy needs. 
 

With over $4M in inventory, we ship 99% of orders the same or next business day

I just received my order of 5 pairs of Smart Knit Kids socks for my son and wow - I am so happy!!!
They are great quality and the price is right - and my sensitive boy says they feel nice :). We ordered all 5 pairs in navy so there would be no problem with losing and matching pairs. With each pair, a green "Bugsley" the bug large collectible sticker is included, and my son was thrilled to notice that we received 5 different stickers, no repeats, obviously this order was packed with tender TLC to make sure we had no doubles! I will be back, thanks so much!! :D
- Alyson Doerr